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We should not fail our SDG promises

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The Jakarta Post

In the year 2000, something remarkable happened. The world came together and committed to a short list of ambitious targets that became known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The objectives, which included to reduce poverty, fight disease and keep kids in school, essentially boiled down to eight specific, verifiable goals subject to a hard deadline of 2015.

Bjorn Lomborg kicks off a 12-part weekly series in which he and his colleagues at the Copenhagen Consensus think tank set a “Do-able Dozen” priorities for salvaging the SDGs. You can read the first part in Jakarta Post (Indonesia).

The article has been published in more than 20 newspapers across all continents, including National Post (Canada), Economic Times (India), Dhaka Tribune and Bangla Tribune (Bangladesh), The AustralianBusiness Day (South Africa), New Times (Rwanda), The Nation (Kenya), Philippine Daily Inquirer, , Tempi (Italy), Finmag (Czech Republic), Standard (Slovakia), Portfolio (Hungary), Jordan TimesAn-Nahar (Lebanon), Al-Ahram (Egypt), Addis Fortune (Ethiopia), Milenio (Mexico), La Prensa (Nicaragua), La Tercera (Chile), El Comercio (Peru) and La Prensa Grafica (El Salvador).