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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.

Oct 25, 2014 “Entrenched poverty and prejudice, and vast gulfs between wealth and destitution, can undermine the fabric of societies,” said Ban Ki-moon, the UN chief.

Oct 21, 2014 These schools had been in a dilapidated condition due to the near-30-year conflict.

Oct 29, 2014 Activists feel that instead of controlling human trafficking in India, the proposed legislation will provide a legal framework to embolden it.

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.

Oct 27, 2014 The annual number of polio cases has fallen from 350,000 in 1988, to 416 in 2013, and 243 so far this year – an extraordinary drop of more than 99 percent.

Oct 08, 2014 The study tracks progress and draws attention to implications on broader sustainable development this century.

Oct 08, 2014 The study tracks progress and draws attention to implications on broader sustainable development this century.

Oct 05, 2014 The new agenda must be anchored on the need for breakthroughs to address the ground realities, said Lyonpo Damcho Dorji, Minister of Human and Cultural Affairs of Bhutan.
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