Jeoffry Gordon


Member of the California Medical Licensing Board

Subject Matter Expert

Dr. Gordon retired after being a family doc in San Diego for 40 years. He have had a life long passionate dedication to social justice. He has been involved in health policy at the federal (in the United States Public Health Service), state (as a member of the California Medical Licensing Board and as a nursing home inspector), and local level (as one of the founders of the Beach Area Community Clinic and as staff in the Department of Public Health). Jeff continues to provide medical care to homeless patients and is a bioethics consultant at a local hospital.

Climate change means more fear, less fun for global middle class - UBS


Megan Rowling

BARCELONA, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The erosion of wealth among the world's middle class due to climate change is a threat to economic and social stability which could spur its 1 billion members to push for action on global warming, Swiss bank UBS Group AG said.

Existing poverty index ‘ideal for assessing the SDGs’


Pablo Correa

[CARTAGENA] The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index, which is a tool for measuring acute poverty, should be used to monitor compliance with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a conference has heard.

Jan Eliasson: There is no peace without development



Georgi Gotev

UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, who just returned from a number of missions to Iraq, Iran and Lebanon, said Tuesday (3 February) that the international community and the EU should be more active after the end of a conflict, to make sure that it does not happen again.

UN summit approves 15-year blueprint to eradicate poverty


Edith M. Lederer

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With the bang of a gavel, international leaders approved an ambitious 15-year plan Friday to tackle the world's biggest problems, from eradicating poverty to preserving the planet to reducing inequality.

'Revolution needed' for world to meet sustainable development goals


Heather Stewart

World leaders gathering at the UN in New York next weekend must pledge to make a revolutionary effort if they are serious about meeting the 17 ambitious anti-poverty targets for 2030 that they are due to sign, according to Britain’s leading development thinktank.

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