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India’s policy disability has crippled the rights of disabled: Javed Abidi
May 30, 2013 Representatives of the disabled community in India strongly advocate for the inclusion of disability in the post-2015 development agenda.
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UN advisor urges Indian industries to adopt MDGs
Feb 18, 2010 Recently appointed senior advisor to the United Nations Office for Partnerships, Babu Lal Jain hopes to rope in corporates and utilise information technology to achieve the MDGs. A campaign will soon be launched in 543 parliamentary constituencies to assess the MDG targets and mobilise the corporate sector.
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Social protection critical to end economic crisis
Feb 21, 2010 The Asia Pacific MDG Progress Report calls for strengthening social protection and re-thinking of the prevailing growth model in light of the global economic crises. Governments are urged to reorient their development policy framework to place the poor and the vulnerable first for accelerated achievement of MDGs.
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UNDP supports India's historical fight for gender equality
Mar 20, 2010 Visiting India during a historic week for women in the country, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, participated in an exciting array of debates in the capital city on gender issues ranging from the intersection between political and economic empowerment, to the much deliberated and timely subject of reservation.
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Achieving MDGs for Dalits and Muslims
Mar 30, 2010 The National Confederation of Dalit Organisations organised the National Consultation on Strategies for Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals for Dalits and Muslims to discuss the challenges and strategies for achieving the MDGs for the socially excluded.
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Hazards on the road
May 11, 2010 Millions of Bangladeshi street children are forced to work under hazardous conditions dropping out from school and without any access to primary education. In order to support their families, these child hawkers are getting trapped into low–skilled, low income jobs leading to a cycle of inter-generational poverty.
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Nepal: Sparse teledensity needs attention
May 25, 2010 Nepal's total teledensity which stands at near about 27 per cent is the lowest in South Asia. In absence of any drastic change, it will fall short of meeting the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) targeted at increasing countrys’ tele penetration.
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Bangladesh's food security policy to be showcased in G8
May 31, 2010 For its sustained food security policy and practices, Bangladesh will be showcased in the upcoming G8 summit and Asia Food Security Investment Forum in the Philippines as a model among developing countries. However, nearly 50 million Bangladeshis still live in extreme poverty.
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Bring down maternal mortality, says report
Jun 07, 2010 According to a latest study by UN, the maternal mortality rate in South Asia continues to be the highest in the world, next only to sub-Saharan Africa. Report points out that Indian state Madhya Pradesh witnesses the highest number of maternal deaths in the country and requires immediate attention of the government.
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Nepal: MDG-4 target met, but long way to go
Jun 09, 2010 In spite of tough political situation, Nepal has achieved the MDG-4 target of reducing under-five mortality rate by two-third, claims a recent mid-term survey of Nepal Family Health Program (NFHP) II. However, in order to reduce the under-five mortality rate further the neo-natal deaths need to be controlled.
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GSF seeks to strengthen the Indian sanitation programme
Oct 24, 2013 In an interview to OneWorld South Asia, Anand Shekhar, team leader at GSF, said that water, sanitation and hygiene are essentially gendered spaces.
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Tackling chronic malnutrition in Nepal
Jun 04, 2009 A UNDP project in Nepal’s Jumla district is being implemented to provide better health services and reduce malnutrition. As part of efforts to localise MDGs, mothers are taught about proper nutritious diet for their babies and other essential steps to ensure children’s growth.
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Budgetary allocations should focus on MDGs
May 21, 2009 Participants at a discussion held in Dhaka last week observed that issues such issues like financial crisis and climate change are pushing more people into poverty lines. It was felt that greater allocations should be made for agriculture, education and the protection of the environment to reflect needs of all.
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Education for all in Pakistan is a gargantuan task
Jun 12, 2009 The overall educational scenario in Pakistan is dismal. Much will depend on how much money does the federal government allocate in the budget and how does it implement the proposed National Education Policy, if the country wants to achieve the MDG in this regard.
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Lesser allocations for health and education in Pakistan's budget
Jun 15, 2009 Pakistan’s newly announced budget contains lesser allocations for health and education, reflecting the government's lack of priority to these critical sectors. With a poor track record in achieving universal enrollment at primary level and reducing child mortality, the country runs a risk of missing the MDGs.
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Africa-Asia civil society exchange on MDGs
Jun 23, 2009 An African delegation of civil society leaders is on a visit to India to share their experiences, challenges and success in advocacy on MDGs. Organised by the UN Millennium Campaign, the visit's first day was marked by a meeting with a union cabinet minster and the release of MDGs Status Reports for two Indian states.
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An era of global uncertainty
Feb 23, 2010 United Nations recent report Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in an Era of Global Uncertainty: Asia-Pacific Regional Report 2009/10 highlights the effects of the current global economic crisis on Asia Pacific. It underlines the progress towards MDGs and advocates universal social protection schemes to mitigate risks.
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Meeting the promises on MDGs
Mar 17, 2010 Keeping the promise, a UN report is a forward-looking document that promotes an agreed action agenda to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. It calls for the adoption of a global action for accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals.
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MDGs and gender inclusion: placing women at centre
Apr 14, 2010 Making the MDGs Work Better for Women, a joint publication of UNDP and UNIFEM draws on good practices to elaborate key strategies for accelerating the pace for reaching the MDGs. It emphasises that achieving the goals hinges on making tangible progress with regards to gender equality across the developing world.
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Urgent call for South Asia to meet MDGs
Jun 30, 2010 The Millennium Development Goals Report 2010, points out that though some of the world's poorest countries have made significant progress, South Asia, especially India needs to make serious efforts in terms of policy and investments to fill up the gaps and achieve the MDG targets.
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UNDP: Assessing progress towards MDGs
Jul 22, 2010 UNDP’s latest publication, What will it take to achieve the millennium development goals? An international assessment, evaluates progress towards MDGs worldwide. It recommends a strategy of acceleration, highlighting that there is no dearth of resources or skills.
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Procuring drinking water and sanitation: A progress report
Sep 01, 2010 The latest report of the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme on Water Supply and Sanitation entitled Progress on sanitation and drinking-water – 2010 Update provides the latest data for drinking-water and sanitation, along with the implications and trends these new data reveal for reaching the basic sanitation and safe drinking-water MDG target.
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India's report on progress towards MDGs
Sep 07, 2010 The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation under Government of India recently launched the Millennium Development Goals - India Country Report 2009. This report assesses the progress made by India towards achieving the MDGs until 2009.
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A report on trends in maternal mortality
Sep 20, 2010 WHO in partnership with World Bank, UNICEF and UNFPA has estimated maternal mortality region wise and globally in their report called Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990-2008. The report says that maternal mortality has dipped by a third worldwide.
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Progress towards MDGs continues to be a mixed bag
Sep 21, 2010 Sustained economic growth will continue to be the main vehicle for making progress toward the MDGs. But ancillary policies that address rising inequality and recent setbacks caused by the global financial crisis will also be necessary.
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Ensuring global progress on social security coverage during crisis
Nov 23, 2010 World Social Security Report 2010/11 by ILO is a first in the series of World Social Security Reports. It serves as a tool to extend and monitor progress on the coverage of social security systems across nations.
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Tested HIV, skill training empowers Nepali women
Jun 23, 2010 With more than 15,000 people tested and confirmed with HIV/AIDS in Nepal, multiple problems mar the fight against the disease. To ensure their families’ survival and their own, women are grabbing opportunities that could help them earn a living and create a niche.
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India's MDG status critical
Jun 30, 2010 The latest report on Millennium Development Goals reveals a dark picture of India with distressing trends on education, child mortality and maternal mortality rates. In many cases, South Asia is closer to sub-Saharan Africa than to the advancing East or South-East Asia with chances of missing the MDG bus.
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India: Make noise to achieve MDGs
Aug 26, 2010 The United Nations Millennium Campaign, jointly with partner organisations, launched the Stand Up Take Action 2010 in the capital recently. With only five years left to the 2015 MDG deadline, the Campaign urged for united action to prioritise MDGs, and increased efforts to realise them.
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Audit to gauge maternal mortality in India
Sep 01, 2010 Accurate data on maternal mortality will be made available by an audit conducted by the Union health ministry. The figures will not only review MDG 5 in India but also will prove vital in framing appropriate policies for maternal health.
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