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UN Global Goals

The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals) address poverty, inequality, climate change, education and more. The solutions journalism stories in each of the Featured Collections below show how governments, civil society and businesses around the world are implementing solutions to these pressing global challenges.  Each month, the Featured Story and Newest Stories align with the UN's Global Goal of the month. In January, that goal is Recovery.

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    The Free Hotline That's Saving Women's Lives by Disarming Dangerous Men

    The Free Hotline That's Saving Women's Lives by...
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    Trying to improve remote learning? A refugee camp offers some surprising lessons

    Trying to improve remote learning? A refugee ca...
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    World in Progress: Colombian women access tele-abortions during pandemic

    World in Progress: Colombian women access tele-...
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    Outside/In: Everybody Knows Somebody

    Outside/In: Everybody Knows Somebody
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    The ex-monk and the Thai sex mafia: helping victims find another way

    The ex-monk and the Thai sex mafia: helping vic...
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    California schools build local wireless networks to bridge digital divide

    California schools build local wireless network...
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    'The largest classroom in Africa': How text messages mean millions of children can stay connected to education during Covid-19 school closures

    'The largest classroom in Africa': How text mes...
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    'Where Are The Women?': Uncovering The Lost Works Of Female Renaissance Artists

    'Where Are The Women?': Uncovering The Lost Wor...
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    Foundation offers tutoring opportunities to inner-city youth

    Foundation offers tutoring opportunities to inn...
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    How a program in Bangladesh is preparing garment workers for college

    How a program in Bangladesh is preparing garmen...
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    After 3 years and $1.5 million devoted to testing rape kits, Alaska made one new arrest

    After 3 years and $1.5 million devoted to testi...
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    While many colleges are making big cuts during the pandemic, a few opt for permanent transformation

    While many colleges are making big cuts during ...
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    Sextortion in Syria: Young women support each other

    Sextortion in Syria: Young women support each o...
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    How Tulsa Is Reconnecting Immigrants and Refugees to High-Skill Careers

    How Tulsa Is Reconnecting Immigrants and Refuge...
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    Nashville's ‘Navigator' Tries to Keep Students in Remote Learning From Getting Lost in the System

    Nashville's ‘Navigator' Tries to Keep Students ...
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    These Buses Bring School to Students

    These Buses Bring School to Students
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    Egypt's #MeToo Activists See Progress, but ‘the Road Ahead Is Long'

    Egypt's #MeToo Activists See Progress, but ‘the...
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    5 Years Later, Santa Barbarans Reflect on Goals, Outcomes of Switch to District Elections

    5 Years Later, Santa Barbarans Reflect on Goals...
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    ‘Backpacks full of boulders': How one district is addressing the trauma undocumented children bring to school

    ‘Backpacks full of boulders': How one district ...
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    Incarcerated Women Are Punished for Their Trauma With Solitary Confinement

    Incarcerated Women Are Punished for Their Traum...
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    As Harlem Children's Zone moves to export its model nationwide, Obama's Promise Neighborhoods offer cautionary tales

    As Harlem Children's Zone moves to export its m...
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    How a new approach to fighting domestic violence is changing lives in Burundi

    How a new approach to fighting domestic violenc...
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    Faculty of color underrepresented at CSULB

    Faculty of color underrepresented at CSULB
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    Remote Learning Progress Report: Special needs students, parents struggled in spring

    Remote Learning Progress Report: Special needs ...
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    This teen tutor turns computer science into kids' stuff

    This teen tutor turns computer science into kid...
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