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Are You an Emerging Leader Under 35? Don’t Miss Out on the Chance to Attend #SDGForum!

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On November 10-12, more than 200 leaders and innovators will come together in Washington DC for the Global Engagement Forum. The event will engage leading voices from the public, private, and social sectors to explore the potential for partnership and collaboration to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.

LIVE Global Engagement Broadcast

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On the morning of November 12, tune in for a live broadcast from the Knight Studio at the Newseum from 10am-1pm EST. Go to www.pyxeraglobal.org on the day of the broadcast to tune in.

In a series of conversations and flash chats, we’ll amplify for a global audience the key lessons and commitments of the previous two days. If you register to attend the Forum today, you’ll have the chance to be live in the studio with us!

Can Better Toilets and Latrines Solve the World’s Sanitation Problem?

Diverse Partners Work to Build a Booming Toilet Business in Ethiopia
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"Excuse me. May I use your toilet?”

Despite my not being a paying customer, the restaurant owner directed me toward a doorway at the back of the building. Through the doorway, a woman shucking corn pointed me towards a tarp draped over a piece of wire, less than 20 feet away. I pulled back the ripped tarp to find the toilet—a hole in the ground swarming with flies.

Could Cervical Cancer Be the Next Polio?

Innovations in Diagnostics, Treatment, and Monitoring Could Eradicate Cervical Cancer
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Augustina Mejiasamata, a 34-year- old Quechua woman who lives in an Andes mountain village two hours outside of Cusco, Peru, had already waited in line for almost an hour to receive her free Pap smear and breast exam.

“Por qué vino Ud. a la clinica hoy?” Why did you come to the clinic today? I asked.

Take Away Light and You Take Away Opportunity

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The occasional power outage in a developed country can feel like a spontaneous vacation day; an opportunity to disconnect from the constant deluge of digital life. Only in rare circumstances will a power outage last longer than a few hours, and in most cases communities are equipped to respond immediately to the underlying issue.

Our Urban Future is Outside Your Window

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Cities are hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social development, and much more. But rapid urbanization has outpaced housing development and overwhelmed public services.

Pro Bono for the Global Goals – An Upcoming Twitter Chat with IBM, SAP, Deloitte, and Impact 2030

10/29, 11 ET: Pro Bono Week TWITTER CHAT hosted by PYXERA Global and A Billion+ Change
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When: Thurs, 10/29, 11 a.m. ET
Where: Twitter, #PBW15

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When: Thurs, 10/29, 11 a.m. ET
Where: Twitter, #PBW15

IMPACT 2030 Rallies Global Corporations to Help Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals Through Corporate Volunteer Efforts

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New York, N.Y., October 7, 2015 /3BL Media/– Corporations around the world are banding together with IMPACT 2030 and mobilizing their corporate volunteers to help combat the most critical issues that our world faces, including poverty, inequality and climate change.

The Private Sector Has A Seat At The Table, Now It's Time To Step Up

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By Adva Saldinger @deveximpact 30 September 2015

The momentum has been building for years, and this past week in New York has demonstrated that the era of greater private sector participation in development has arrived.

What’s Next for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?

John Buckley, BNY Mellon’s global head of CSR, reflects on the adoption of the UN’s sustainable development goals and discusses why rule of law and social finance are critical to their success.
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This past weekend marked an important milestone in tackling the world’s development challenges: the United Nations (UN) General Assembly approved the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Global Goals. These 17 goals are the successor to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and aim to tackle poverty, inequality, climate change and other critical challenges around the globe over the next 15 years.

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