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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.

Keep the Promise: Millennium Development Goals

Published by: United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan

The United Nations adopted eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the year 2000 which has become a universal framework for development to achieve better future for all. The Goals have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. The global community decided to achieve these goals by 2015.

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The publication Keep the Promise: Millennium Development Goals throws light on various MDGs and explains the opportunities offered by India to achieve those MDGs through various case studies.

"The UN firmly believes that Goals remain achievable through national ownership and inspired leadership, both of which are indispensable to accelerating progress on the MDGs. We believe that the MDGs are achievable even in the poorest countries; it is only a question of strengthened institutions at all levels, effective implementation for inclusive growth and coordinated action by all relevant stakeholders,” points out the report.

“To achieve inclusiveness in all these dimensions requires multiple interventions, and success depends not only on introducing new policies and government programmes, but on institutional and attitudinal changes.”

This publication, Keep the Promise, highlights such changes. At a time when the race to end poverty is at such a crucial juncture, this publication upholds, celebrates and renews the concerns for the human condition. These images are an inspiring narrative of people and processes from across India that have triumphed over odds to bring the benefits of development to the poor and marginalized.

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