first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober But the violent conflicts in Africa and the Middle East and natural disasters like Nepal’s massive earthquake in April or Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013 can stymie or even reverse progress if countries do not have stable institutions that can withstand such shocks.The United Nations is currently leading efforts to come up with a new set of so-called “sustainable development goals” that will apply to all countries, not just developing ones, in setting benchmarks through 2030.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Parents, stop beating yourself up Top Stories Comments   Share   last_img read more