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The eight Millennium Development Goals, or MDGs, originated from the United Nation's Millennium Declaration emphasising the right of every individual to dignity, freedom, equality, a basic standard of living, including freedom from hunger and violence, and encouraging tolerance and solidarity.

When these goals were adopted during the Millennium Summit in 2000, all the United Nations’ member states agreed to achieve these by the end of 2015. However, with the deadline inching closer as every month passes, there is still much remaining to be done to universally achieve the goals.

An important outcome of the Rio+20 Earth Summit, has been an agreement on a new set of goals to succeed the MDGs post-2015. But there is still some debate on the nature of these goals, which are now being referred to as the Sustainable Development Goals.

Feb 13, 2015 India signs grant agreement with World Bank for special climate change fund assistance of $8 mn for sustainable livelihoods and adaptation to climate change project.

Jun 03, 2013 According to an independent UN human rights expert, a two-child policy aimed at Rohingya Muslims violates their human rights

Nov 05, 2012 As waves of people come to seek refuge in relief camps, food and shelter remain the uppermost need of the refugees, says UNHCR.

Jun 09, 2014 The Indian Prime Minister was speaking at the launch of the book, ‘Getting India Back on track – an action agenda for reform’.

Nov 04, 2011 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.

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