Sustainable Development Goal: Malnutrition

Have you heard about the Sustainable Development Goals? These are goals that governments need to try and reach by 2030 with a view to ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all. Each goal has its own specific targets that need to be achieved by the aforementioned deadline.

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Laurent Lamothe, keynote speaker at the NAHP event.

The National Association of Haitian Professionals (NAHP) is an organization of young Haitian diaspora professionals who joined together to promote and advance diaspora interests. NAHP is focused on connecting a global community of peers with career advancement resources as well as fostering transformative relationships between NAHP members and committed stakeholders to rebuild Haiti through philanthropy and social entrepreneurship

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Laurent Lamothe presents the 2015 Bravo Award to Jose Alberto Vélez

On October 29th, LSL World Initiative’s founder, Laurent Lamothe, attended the 2015 Bravo Business Awards as a 2014 “Innovative Leader of the year”. At this prestigious event, he presented the “Investor of the Year award” for 2015 to Mr. Jose Alberto Vélez, the CEO of Grupo Argos.

 

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4 motivating factors why companies would consider investing in sustainable development

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been decided and agreed upon. These goals are ambitious and require each country to do everything possible to achieve these goals. It will cost a lot of money for countries to achieve these goals.

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Transform Africa Summit | Discussion on Innovative Financing For Development

As part of a panel discussion on Innovative Financing For Development (IFD), Laurent Lamothe will participate in the Transform Africa Summit on October 20th, 2015. View the discussion here. 

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Ban Ki-moon highlights the importance of innovative financing for development

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stresses the importance of innovative financing for development in this video, and draws on the success story of UNITAID – which has saved billions of lives in developing countries. UNITLIFE’s recent launch, to financing nutrition for children in Africa was also touched on.

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Innovative financing for development – how it has helped children in developing countries get access to medicine

UNITAID was created to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. It is based on innovative financing for development. Micro-surcharges were added to each airplane ticket in 15 different countries, and more than $2.5 billion was raised in 5 years.

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African countries represent one powerful voice

2015 has been the year for global decision-making for socio-economic development, with the biggest decision being made in Addis Ababa around the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Innovative financing for development's success in the healthcare industry

Innovative financing for development has a long-standing track record of mobilising funds in developing countries for health and access to medicines. “Global actors such as UNITAID, a novel financing mechanism that raises funding through a micro-levy on airline tickets, have contributed to the delivery of 350 million treatments for tuberculosis and malaria.”

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Innovative ways of financing development are needed to reach SDGs

The big question everyone is asking these days is: "How can more resources be applied toward development in the world’s poorest countries?" The MDS's have just been reviewed - and new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) have been decided upon. Meeting these targets depends on resources.

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