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March 2016School of Diplomacy News

Diplomacy Students Attend Annual UNA Members’ Day

During a panel on the next fifteen years of the U.N., School of Diplomacy junior Gabriela Taveras spoke about her work on campus through Seton Hall’s chapter of UNA-USA. She enthusiastically congratulated Professor Martin Edwards for organizing last year’s Sustainable Development Goals Teach-In on campus.

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November 2015School of Diplomacy News

SDG Teach-in Inspires Action on Campus

According to Dr. Edwards, the goal of the op-ed tutorial is to inspire attendees of the event to write about the SDGs in their hometown newspapers. Such personal and intimate discussion concerning the global goals will inspire students to pass on what they learn and advocate for the SDGs in their future careers, and the School of Diplomacy will continue to be a leader in that discussion.

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October 2015

The Greatest Show on Earth: World Watches as UN General Assembly Opens

Some key speakers to watch will be Iran’s Rouhani, fresh off a huge diplomatic win after the Iran nuclear deal; Russia’s Putin, who is making his first appearance in the GA Hall in a decade amid growing concerns about Russia’s presence in Ukraine and Syria; and Cuban President Raul Castro, who will be addressing the UN for the first time.

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International News

UN Launches Sustainable Development Goals

The biggest point of contention in the SDGs is the price tag. According to a 2004 World Bank statement, “The additional foreign aid required to reach the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 is between $40-$60 billion a year.”

In contrast, the SDGs are far more expensive, with projections for different goals ranging from $66 billion for the eradication of poverty, to upwards of $7 trillion for the various types of infrastructure improvements–clean water, access to education, and roads, to name a few.

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