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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.

Jul 28, 2014 UNDP’s Human Development report-2014 recommends universalizing social protection ensuring full employment to help eradicate poverty.

Jul 31, 2014 "The government proposes to formulate a new policy aimed at meeting the challenges posed by lack of quality and research,” said Smriti Irani, India’s HRD minister.

Aug 21, 2014 Open defecation by women and girls must be seen as a national shame, said India’s Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology.

Jul 04, 2014 India is committed to tackle child mortality and provide health for all through multiple initiatives, said Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

Jun 03, 2013 Despite its impressive economic achievements, Karnataka lags far behind its southern peers on maternal health, says a new independent study.

May 29, 2014 The UN has decided to address the issue of open defecation by launching a campaign to put an end to the practice, focusing primarily on countries like India and Bangladesh.

Aug 01, 2014 "The area suffers from severe groundwater imbalance which might reach crisis proportions," says Shanti de Silva, a scientist.

Aug 05, 2014 Both countries need to work together to explore new avenues of cooperation, said, Y.K. Sinha, Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka.

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’.
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