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Priorities of small islands in the global spotlight at Samoa Pathway Midterm Review

Five years ago, in Apia, Samoa, governments from around the world adopted the Small Island Developing States Accelerated Modalities of Action—or SAMOA Pathway —an ambitious 10-year framework that articulates the aspirations of small island developing states and sets them on course for sustainable development. On 27 September, the United Nations General Assembly will hold a one-day High-level Midterm Review to assess progress made in addressing the priorities of SIDS through the implementation of the Samoa Pathway.

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Expert voices

Science report offers concrete actions to realize global goals

All kinds of people, from UN delegates to youth organizers and business leaders, often say that realizing the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 will create a better world—and now science truly backs this claim. The 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) will launch on 11 September, providing a science- and evidence-based tool in support of the global goals. We spoke with Shantanu Mukherjee, chief of the Integrated Policy and Analysis Branch in UN DESA’s Division for Sustainable Development Goals, about the report and some of the key findings.

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‘We are facing a learning crisis’, UN Secretary-General warned on International Youth Day

Education is a powerful development multiplier that plays a pivotal role in accelerating progress across all the 17 global goals. Yet today, the world is facing a learning crisis. “Education today should combine knowledge, life skills and critical thinking”, said UN Secretary-General António Guterres, in his message for International Youth Day celebrated on 12 August 2019. “It should include information on sustainability and climate change. And it should advance gender equality, human rights and a culture of peace”.

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11 September, New York Launch of the Global Sustainable Development Report
23 September, New York Climate Action Summit
24 - 25 September, New York SDG Summit
26 September, New York High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development
27 September, New York SAMOA Pathway High-Level Midterm Review 2019
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