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Blog: The politics of ‘progress’: UN report paints a highly partial picture of SDG implementation

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.

News: South Sudan no longer has 'famine,' UN says, but 2 million remain near starvation

South Sudan no longer has areas in famine, but almost two million people are on the brink of starvation and an estimated six million people — half the population — will face extreme food insecurity between June and July, according to reports by the government and the United Nations.