The recent Progress Report on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) paints a skewed and misleading picture about how SDG implementation is proceeding, while hindering any form of accountability. These effects are convenient for the political forces who want to cherry-pick the SDGs into oblivion, while delivering more of the same neoliberal, top-down policies that even the IMF now admits have only resulted in increased inequality and insecurity. By Kate Donald, director of CESR's Rights in Sustainable Development program.
Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to foreign aid disproportionately target the poorest countries, and serve a signal that this administration is not concerned with fighting poverty, writes Aria Grabowski from Oxfam America.
World leaders must step up and take action in fighting famine to prevent further catastrophic levels of hunger and deaths, said Oxfam. Ahead of the 43rd G7 summit, Oxfam urged world leaders to urgently address the issue of famine, currently affecting four countries at unprecedented levels.
More than 31 million people, or one person every second, were uprooted in their home country in 2016 because of conflicts and disasters, an aid group has said.