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2017 – Our year in review

2017 was another packed year for Oshun –  our mission of bringing together policy makers, politicians, private sector leaders, civil society and those committed to a fair and equal world has been more important than ever. The importance of education & teachers The teaching profession has long been undervalued – so it was a privilege to be part of the Global Teacher Prize that took place in Dubai in Ma
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The Global Goals as a risk mitigation tool for business

By Sarah Beeching and Katy Cronin Doing business is changing in a world where information travels quickly and social and customer expectations are high. Engagement with stakeholders on land use, energy, water, waste and social service provision are increasingly important factors in successful business planning. At Oshun, we see the Global Goals as a vital tool to help analyse complex social, environmental and politic
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2015 – Our year in review

It was a busy year for international development, from the signing of the Incheon Declaration on education to the official launch of the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Oshun were proudly involved in some amazing projects and negotiations and achieved so much, we’ve put together some of our highlights from the year. January Oshun starts work on the Global Investment Fund for Water, a project to improve
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Girls Education

Here’s a thought! What could we achieve if all girls attended secondary school?

66% of the world’s illiterate population are female and only 8% of girls finish secondary school. The outcomes of investing in girls’ education are substantial. An educated girl is likely to increase her personal earning potential, as well as reduce poverty in her community. The education of girls results in healthier lives, fewer children, less child marriage, reduced HIV and aids, increased employment and a better
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What would it take to make a Global Fund for Water a reality?

The new Global Goals for Sustainable Development, agreed this September are ambitious.  This is great news! We need ambition. But they will not be achieved with a business as usual approach.  The financing gaps are large, and the delivery challenges substantial, particularly in the water and sanitation sector. Over the last six months, Oshun has been working on a concept to generate a new income stream from the sales
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Financing Health and Education: Girls Driving Development

This week, world leaders have gathered in New York for the 70th annual meeting of the United Nations. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will see the adoption of the Post-2015 development agenda and the official launch of the Global Goals. Sarah Beeching organised a side event at the UNGA together with The Global Partnership for Education, UNICEF, UNAIDS and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis. The ev
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#YouthSummit: Young people are critical to the success of the Global Goals

On Saturday 12th September, hundreds of young people gathered in London to discuss the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, a framework that will guide and shape the next generation. The Youth Summit provided the UK Government an opportunity to look at these Goals through the eyes of young people. The event, organised for young people by young people, took place at the Department for International Development in
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Report suggests children with disabilities are being left out of education

In 2015, the Government of South Africa declared it had achieved the United Nations Millennium Development Goal on education, by reaching universal enrolment in primary education, claiming that all girls and boys were in school and had completed a full course of primary education. A new report by Human Rights Watch has cast serious doubt on that claim. The report estimates that half a million disabled children are cu
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Julia Gillard ‘Cautious optimism in financing the new global goals’

Julia Gillard, Chair for the Global Partnership of Education the former Prime Minister of Australia spoke at a roundtable at the recent Financing for Sustainable Development Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Gillard began the talk by informing the audience of the urgency of ensuring that financing from all sources is made available in order to put us on the path toward achieving the new global goals fifteen years
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Project Everyone: The World’s Largest Lesson

This September, the United Nations will launch the new Global Goals, a series of ambitious targets that aim to end extreme poverty and tackle climate change by 2030. Oshun Partnership have signed up to support Project Everyone, an initiative that aims to share the new Global Goals with as many people on the planet as possible; the target is to reach an impressive 7 billion people in 7 days. The last time the UN set t
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