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[NEWS] How ECLAC is in Helping Latin America Achieve the SDGs

聯合國拉丁美洲經濟委員會執行秘書Alicia Bárcena Ibarra表示,在拉丁美洲的巴西聖保羅在解決不平等和失業問題對幫助生活在極端貧困中的6100萬人實現可持續生計並實現可持續發展目標至關重要。

“對我們而言,工作是關鍵,是讓人們擺脫貧困的關鍵,”她說。 “2030年議程是一種基於權利的平等方式,這是我們地區的主要挑戰 – 不平等。 一般來說,財富,收入,獲得教育,健康和公共產品的不平等。“

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — In Latin America, tackling inequality and unemployment is critical to helping the 61 million people living in extreme poverty attain sustainable livelihoods and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, the executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, told Devex.

“For us, jobs are the key, the master key to get people out of poverty,” she said. “Agenda 2030 is a rights-based approach in terms of equality which is the main challenge of our region — inequality. Inequality of wealth, income, of access to education and health and public goods in general.”

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[NEWS] Global Targets Agreed for SDG Road Safety Progress

FIA Foundation Deputy Director Avi Silverman said: “These targets are essential if there is to be global progress towards the SDG agenda on road safety. They provide a clear set of actions to be prioritized by governments worldwide. And importantly, they take into account the needs of children and the vulnerable, setting the key objectives to save lives on the world’s roads.”

The goal of Sustainable Development Goal 3.6 is to halve the number of road traffic casualties by 2020. The focus of SRD 11.2 is to provide everyone with a safe and sustainable transportation system, improve road safety and pay special attention to children and vulnerable groups.

WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said “Road injuries are the top cause of death for young people. It is simply not possible to improve child and adolescent health if we don’t address road traffic crashes”, which had emphasized the importance of the work, particularly for children and youngsters.

Read More: Governments have reached agreement on a set of global targets intended to drive progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) agenda on road safety

Download: FIA Foundation Annual Report 2017