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Felix Dodds Launch Campaign Video for the Mid Derbyshire constituency for the Liberal Democrats

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Heads of State Political Declaration from September adopted

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 15 October 2019

[without reference to a Main Committee (A/74/L.2)]

74/4.Political declaration of the high-level political forum on sustainable development convened under the auspices of the General Assembly

The General Assembly Endorses the political declaration adopted by the high-level political forum on sustainable development convened under the auspices of the General Assembly, which is contained in the annex to the present resolution.
Gearing up for a decade of action and delivery for sustainable development: political declaration of the Sustainable Development Goals Summit
Our commitment
1.We, the Heads of State and Government and high representatives, have met at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 24 and 25 September 2019 at the Sustainable Development Goals Summit,[1] to review progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.[2] 2.We stand firm in our determination to implement the 2030 Agenda as a plan of action for people…

The future is female and the present is fertile ground for progressive change; women-led startups in SDG implementation is worth our dedicated, coordinated attention

Guest blog: R. Bong Vergara is the founder and director for CYPHER Impact Investment Exchange (CYPHER X), a California nonprofit focused on the investment readiness of women-led startups. 

Low investment flow and poor investment readiness impede the participation of women entrepreneurs in the technology field, thus, in advancing the STI framework for local Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) implementation. Only 2% of funded startups are women-led. If women startups are to fully contribute to the low-carbon transition, it is important to eliminate low investment flow and poor investment readiness as gendered and racialized barriers. Doing so requires strategies that are participatory, inclusive, and creative.

I’m part of a team of advanced practice social workers that is laser-focused on supporting women-led startups; we particularly support those working on SDGs 1, 3, and 10 because of their goodness-of-fit with social welfare issues. If all communities, no matter their background, are…