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Ensuring That Skilled Volunteers Land with Impact

Ensuring That Skilled Volunteers Land with Impact Without the proper planning, preparation, and long-term thinking, skills-based volunteers and the organizations that sponsor them can easily do more harm than good. By Derk Norde & Cami Hagen A lack of access to skills stifles the growth of social impact initiatives around the world—especially new or locally led organizations looking …

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Saving the planet…one dumpling at a time

Saving the planet…one dumpling at a time Nearly three quarters of consumers globally are limiting or avoiding meat altogether. LONDON, May 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Canadian scientists have collaborated with Hong Kong climate campaigners to create meat-free dumplings in the hope of persuading the world’s biggest carnivores to stop pigging out. China eats more meat …

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With Batik shirts and local action, cities can deliver on global goals

With Batik shirts and local action, cities can deliver on global goals [SEATTLE] From combating poverty with batik shirts to encouraging energy efficiency at the library, cities should use their cultural assets more to help deliver on global development goals, advocates say. Cities are playing an increasingly important role in implementing global development goals on …

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SIDA, DESA Plan for Global SDG Investor Network

Under Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Liu Zhenmin welcomed efforts by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and UN DESA to explore the establishment of a global investor network to advocate for the scaling up of long-term finance and investment for sustainable development. In the meeting jointly convened by Sida and UN DESA, …

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The US and Russia are doing the least to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, all 193 member states of the United Nations adopted 17 global goals to end poverty, protect the planet, reduce inequality, and generally improve the well-being of everyone in the world. Three years later, no country is yet on track to achieve all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the target date of 2030. That’s the bleak …

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