MDG Plus: Millennium Campaign
Nov 04, 2011 05:26 PM
Keep the Promise: Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) report published by the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan highlights case studies, UN and partner organisations’ projects and opportunities available in India for achieving the MDGs.
[South Asia] [India] [MDGs]
Oct 01, 2011 12:05 AM
As we draw closer to the 2015 deadline, the Millennium Development Goals demand a renewed focus. In an email-interview with OneWorld, Corinne Woods, Director of the UN Millennium Campaign, reviews the progress made under the campaign and envisions a policy framework for sustainable development in the future.
Jun 21, 2011 02:31 PM
The approaching deadline for Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) demands us to rethink a development paradigm beyond the MDGs. Campaigner Leo Williams insists that a sound strategy for the future should include those directly affected by poverty and injustice.
[MDGs] [United Nations]
Sep 24, 2010 02:09 PM “The MDGs do not need fair-weather friends, but serious investors in for the long haul," says former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Measures which go beyond aid; beyond gender and income inequalities are needed to make MDGs a global success story.
Sep 23, 2010 04:00 PM At the culmination of the MDG summit in New York, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon kicked off a global strategy to save the lives of 16 million women and children worldwide. Under this, the stakeholders pledged massive investments to ensure health to vulnerable children and women.
Sep 23, 2010 12:56 PM
MDGs related to maternal mortality, reproductive health, water and sanitation were under the spotlight on the concluding day of MDG Review Summit held at the UN headquarters in New York. World leaders highlighted the need to reach out to the poor and most vulnerable to achieve the goals by 2015.
[Water] [Maternal mortality] [MDGs] [Sanitation] [United Nations]
Sep 22, 2010 06:01 PM
The chief economist of International Energy Agency has affirmed that the world will fail to achieve Millennium Development Goals by 2015 if the international donor community does not take action to extend access to electricity and clean cooking facilities to billions of people who lack these basic services.
[Energy] [Poverty] [MDGs] [United Nations]
Sep 22, 2010 02:50 PM UNICEF participated in a packed agenda of side events during the second day of the UN Millennium Development Goals summit, spotlighting progress made and challenges ahead on HIV/AIDS, child health and nutrition.
Sep 22, 2010 01:16 PM Wada Na Todo Abhiyan along with several other civil society partners have appealed to the government of India to make the MDG review process more inclusive and work substantially to achieve the goals. WNTA released a civil society report in response to the Government of India report on MDGs.
Sep 21, 2010 05:28 PM UNIFEM calls for gender justice and ending discrimination against women for achievement of the Millennium Development Goals through its recent report launched at the MDG Review Summit. Implementation of gender equality commitments must be central to accelerate progress to meet 2015 timeline.
Sep 21, 2010 04:00 PM A hundred musicians played at a special concert in Delhi as a part of the Stand Up Make Noise campaign to spread awareness and press for immediate action to achieve the MDGs. The concert was attended by several dignitaries including Dr. Syeda Hameed, Member, Planning Commission and Minar Pimple, Regional Director Asia-Pacific, United Nations Millennium campaign.
Sep 20, 2010 01:18 PM Nepal received a Millennium Development Goal (MDG) award for its outstanding progress towards achievement of "improved maternity health goal" under the MDG-5. A video by UNDP highlights Nepal's slow but steady efforts for development.
Sep 18, 2010 03:50 PM Minar Pimple, Regional Director Asia-Pacific, United Nations Millennium Campaign, in this video, hopes that the outcomes of MDG review summit to be held from September 20-22, would be forward looking.
Sep 18, 2010 03:30 PM
Citizen’s efforts can help in the realisation of Millennium Development Goals. But every stakeholder must focus on active implementation and awareness generation, feels Dola Mohapatra, National Director, ChildFund India. Achieving the MDGs is possible, he feels, if all of us sincerely commit to the cause.
[South Asia] [Summit] [India] [MDGs]
Sep 17, 2010 02:25 PM
UN Millennium Development Goals review Summit scheduled next week will focus on poverty reduction although most countries grapple with a financial slowdown. A World Bank study finds that not much progress has been made so far in achieving these goals.
[Poverty] [MDGs] [United Nations]
Sep 17, 2010 01:00 PM A report by UNICEF on child mortality reveals that one-third of children who die below the age of five are from South Asia. The report places India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bhutan under the category of nations who have not made sufficient progress in reducing child mortality. However, countries like Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have been identified to be on track to achieve the MDGs.
Sep 14, 2010 04:16 PM
Pakistan is at the threshold of witnessing a wave of child mortality owing to unavailability of ration and lack of proper treatment of malnourished children in the flood hit areas. Water borne diseases arising out of poor sanitation further threaten lives of the children.
[Pakistan] [Southeast Asia] [Malnutrition] [Child mortality]
Sep 14, 2010 02:16 PM
Even after ten years since the inception of Millennium Development Goals, women and child related MDGs have not received adequate attention and their progress has been inconsistent. The United Nations has, therefore, made these goals its prime focus during the upcoming MDG review summit in New York.
[MDGs] [Maternal mortality] [United Nations] [Children] [Investments]
Sep 14, 2010 12:34 PM
Speaking at a lecture series on the UN Millennium Development Goals in New Delhi, Rajya Sabha MP, Mani Shankar Aiyar, emphasised on decentralisation as the key to fight poverty in India.
[Poverty] [India] [MDGs] [Governance] [South Asia]
Sep 11, 2010 07:16 AM
"India should be as obsessed with child growth as it is with economic growth", says Lawrence Haddad, IDS. In this interview with OneWorld South Asia, he cites reasons for India's shocking malnutrition rate.
[Nutrition/ malnutrition] [India] [Children] [South Asia]