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MDG1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty

MDG1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty
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52 per cent of slum kids in Delhi defecate in open: study

Apr 03, 2014 05:02 PM A new report by an NGO paints a very grim picture of nutritional status of children in India’s national capital.
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DSDS is truly a Davos style meeting: Bindu Lohani

Apr 02, 2014 05:42 PM Dr Bindu N Lohani, Vice President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank, Philippines, spoke to OneWorld South Asia on the sidelines of DSDS-2014 in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
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Nutritional insecurity is a big challenge for India: Peter Kenmore

Mar 05, 2014 02:00 PM Peter E Kenmore, Representative in India of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), spoke to OneWorld South Asia on the sidelines of DSDS-2014 in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
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Hope SDGs achieve what MDGs could not: DSDS-2014

Feb 18, 2014 07:00 PM Water needs to be priced to reflect its scarcity, said, Montek Singh, Deputy Chairperson, Planning Commission of India, during his valedictory address at DSDS-2014.
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88 richest people own more than 3.5 billion poor: experts

Feb 11, 2014 12:28 PM Despite enough food production globally, millions of people still do not have access to the bare minimum requirements, said, Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Deputy Director General, IIASA.
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Humanity remains deeply unequal despite progress: study

Jan 30, 2014 11:34 AM According to a new UNDP report, the richest one percent of the world population owns about 40 percent of the world’s assets.
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DSDS brings together world leaders, media and experts: Lise Grande

Jan 24, 2014 05:55 PM Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme, India believes that the DSDS Summit is an important opportunity to discuss three of the greatest problems that India is facing today - Energy, Water and Food Security. DSDS brings together world leaders, activists and media and experts to how to solve the problems these three problems. It is becoming increasingly clear that the challenges the world faces in respect of energy, water and food security are interlinked. Consequently, if strategies have to be developed for tackling one or the other aspect of this integrated challenge we would need to consider comprehensive and critical aspects of managing supply and demand for energy, water and food in a manner that ensures security in each of these.

India Inc urged to take CSR activities to rural regions

Nov 29, 2013 11:10 AM O P Rawat, Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises, said that sky was the limit for CSR projects in the field of social welfare.
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UN to declare 2014 as year of family farming: Lise Grande

Nov 22, 2013 03:34 PM The UN General Assembly plans to declare 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming, said Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India, while speaking at a roundtable conference - ‘Small Farmers Big Stakeholders?’
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Time to marry agriculture with nutrition: M S Swaminathan

Nov 21, 2013 06:50 PM Renowned agricultural expert Prof. MS Swaminathan said that providing support to small farmers in India will not only help in eradicating poverty but also lead to nutritional security.
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Food law success hinges on grain output: Indian Minister

Oct 03, 2013 10:55 AM There is a need for complete re-engineering of the existing public distribution system (PDS), said India’s Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar
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Joint efforts needed to meet the zero hunger challenge, says FAO chief

Oct 01, 2013 02:55 PM "The Zero Hunger Challenge calls for something new - something bold, but long overdue," says FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.
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High economic growth key to poverty reduction: Pranab

Oct 01, 2013 11:01 AM "Studies indicate that two-thirds of poverty reduction is facilitated by growth,” said Pranab Mukherjee, the Indian President.
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Food insecurity, debt rise in Sri Lanka’s north

Sep 30, 2013 12:27 PM While there is still enough food in the smaller number of villages surveyed, fewer people can afford it, said Kathy Derore, head of the programme unit at World Food Programme (WFP) in Sri Lanka.
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UN urged to study failure to lift millions out of poverty

Sep 27, 2013 01:45 PM The island nation of Sri Lanka has urged the United Nations to study global inequality, failure to lift millions out of poverty.
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Indian President gives his assent to Food Security Bill

Sep 13, 2013 11:22 AM The Food Security Bill will guarantee 5 kilogram of rice, wheat and coarse cereals per month per person at the rate of 1 to 3 rupees per kilogram.
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Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus to face legal action

Sep 10, 2013 11:00 AM The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, took this decision at a Cabinet meeting, presided by her.
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Literacy can help fight poverty: United Nations

Sep 09, 2013 12:47 PM By promoting literacy, we can help millions of people write their own chapter of opportunity in their lives, said Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General.
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Domestic abuse widespread in Dhaka slums

Sep 07, 2013 08:00 AM According to researchers, around 3.4 million people live in Dhaka’s 5,000 slum areas.
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India’s Food Security Bill gets Parliament nod

Sep 03, 2013 11:35 AM The ambitious bill, to provide highly subsidised foodgrains is expected to benefit 82 crore people in the country.
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