Posts in Goal 11
The Sahel - A Land of Opportunity

Hindou Ibrahim on A Land of Opportunity in the Sahel, a belt of semi-arid land between the Sahara desert and the rain forests of the South. The vast potential of the Sahel is to hold back spreading desertification from the Sahara and create sustainable communities around ecological restoration and clean energy infrastructure. Hindou talks about a bold new initiative delivering on that potential, introduced at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

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Graça Machel and The Elders welcome Ethiopia's commitment to primary healthcare and digital innovation

Graça Machel and The Elders meet with Ethiopia’s State Minister of Health to learn about the country’s efforts to achieve Universal Health Coverage. Ethiopia launched the Community Health Academy to help health workers use digital technology to improve health system capacity. The Elders will also be meeting with Ethiopia’s Minister for Peace to discuss sustainable solutions for forced displacement.

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EAA and WPDI Join Forces to Empower South Sudanese and Ugandan Youths as Advocates for Peace, Sustainable Development, and Human Rights in Their Communities

Based on EAA and WPDI’s shared commitment to education as key to the achievement of peace, human rights and sustainable development, the workshop aimed at complementing the one-year training of the South Sudanese and Ugandan young women and men to become effective advocates, leaders, mediators and entrepreneurs in their communities.

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Forest Whitaker on the Reintegration of Child Soldiers

Forest Whitaker urges governments to do more for the reintegration of Child Soldiers. He spoke on the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) and its work teaching conflict resolution in schools and small businesses in conflict areas. “The success of our programs, he said, has taught me the value of long-term engagement.  The issue of child reintegration should not be seen as just a humanitarian gesture to help vulnerable groups of children move on. It must be seen as a sustainable and strategic investment in the reconstruction of societies.”

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SDG Advocates Erna Solberg and Dho Young-shim participate in the launch of the first women’s football league in the township of Alexandra in Johannesburg, South Africa

On 1 December 2018, SDG Advocates Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway and Ambassador Dho Young-shim participated in the launch of the first women’s football league in the township of Alexandra in Johannesburg, South Africa, in partnership with the Global Goals World Cup.

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