UN DESA Monthly Newsletter for October 2023

Monthly Newsletter: Vol 27, No. 10 – October 2023
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Whole-of-society transformation pivotal to SDGs acceleration, say scientists in new UN report

A recent United Nations report by an independent group of scientists calls for transformational shifts rooted in science that would urgently reverse course and turbocharge the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Based on the latest data and scientific insights, the Global Sustainable Development Report 2023, entitled “Times of crisis, times of change: Science for accelerating transformations to sustainable development,” offers practical solutions to accelerate SDG implementation.

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With concerted, ambitious action, we can reduce poverty drastically by 2030

Around the world, some 670 million people live in extreme poverty. Unless progress picks up pace, the international community is nowhere near ending this plight before 2030. Ahead of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October, UN DESA’s Hantamalala Rafalimanana describes the dire situation and what it takes to end poverty once and for all.

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Things You Need To Know

8 topics that will bring us closer to the Internet we want

Surfing the Internet for work, school or to get the latest news. Today, more and more people have access to the world wide web. How can we further improve connectivity and create an online space which empowers people? This is the mission of the  Internet Governance Forum (IGF) taking place from 8 to 12 October. Here are the 8 main topics on IGF’s agenda:

1. AI & Emerging Technologies: AI is fast-moving but we have been living with it for longer than we think