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In the News this week 
World Food Day: Speakers at the Committee on Food Security urged policymakers around the world to step up efforts to achieve SDG 2, ending hunger, through concrete policies. FAO
Rural women: On the international day, UN Women recognized the immense contribution rural women make to sustainable societies and urged for international support. UN Women
Climate in court: In a landmark ruling and grassroots legal initiative, a Dutch court has ordered the government to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. New York Times
Financing the SDGs: The UN Secretary-General emphasized the importance of international cooperation to ensure long-term investment and stability in the SDGs. UN News Centre
An Expert look
Food insecurity: The State of Food Insecurity and Nutrition 2018 report has been released, overviewing trends about food crises, climate impact and SDG progress globally. FAO
1.5C degrees: A new report reveals staggering figures about the urgent need for policymakers to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, making the next few years critical. IPCC
Climate justice: In her new book, Mary Robinson explains how a social justice approach and grassroots efforts offer hope in the race against climate change. The Guardian
Latest from IDLO
#ChampionsofJustice: Mary Robinson
During a visit to IDLO, Mary Robinson spoke about the growing need for champions of justice and the rule of law in today’s world. Watch the video
UNGA 73: Stand up for SDG16+
IDLO’s Director-General strongly advocated for Goal 16 on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly as a cross-cutting goal and enabler of the 2030 Agenda. Watch the webcast
UNGA 73: The rule of law at national and international levels
At the Sixth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, IDLO underlined the importance of institution-building, gender equality and economic development grounded in the rule of law. Read the statement
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