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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.

Jan 21, 2015 Civil society leaders have urged the Indian government for a comprehensive strategy involving people to arrest severe acute malnutrition.

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

Feb 23, 2015 Uber is an online taxi service, valued at $40 billion and operating through an App in over 250 cities around the world.

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

Feb 26, 2015 India has seen a 61 per cent decline in under-5 mortality rate since 1990, said Dr Rakesh Kumar, an official from the Indian Health Ministry.

Dec 01, 2014 The report, Fast-Track: ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, outlines a set of targets that would need to be reached by 2020.

Jan 15, 2015 Narmada, the lifeline of Madhya Pradesh is in danger due to declining water quality and quantity.

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

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.
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