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SDG Media Zone, 14-16 July 2020: Sustainability, Solidarity, Solutions
14 Jul 2020 -  Panel 1: Sustainability
More than 70 million people will be pushed back into extreme poverty in 2020, the first rise in global poverty since 1998. Some 1.57 billion students worldwide have been out of school and 370 million of them don’t have access to the school meals they depend on. Latest data shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed an unprecedented crisis, causing further disruption to progress, leaving the world’s poorest even more vulnerable to the socio-economic shocks. UN Deputy-Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and SDG Advocates, Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway, and Actress and UN Environment Programme’s Goodwill Ambassador Dia Mirza, discuss the value of the Sustainable Development Goals as the world reels from the devastating impact of the pandemic, in the hopes of building back better.