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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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Will India catch the MDGs bus?
Apr 30, 2010 The Government of India's assessment of the MDGs in the document entitled the 'Millennium Development Goals: India Country Report 2009', shows an uneven and mixed progress, writes Pamela Philipose. The country needs to act fast to address the multiple deprivations and powerlessness among ordinary people, she argues.
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Decrease dependency on governments to achieve MDGs
Sep 18, 2010 Citizen’s efforts can help in the realisation of Millennium Development Goals. But every stakeholder must focus on active implementation and awareness generation, feels Dola Mohapatra, National Director, ChildFund India. Achieving the MDGs is possible, he feels, if all of us sincerely commit to the cause.
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Protecting Women's Right to Life
Sep 21, 2010 Women’s Feature Service gets in conversation with Jill Sheffield, founder-president of Women Deliver; a New York based non-profit organisation working to educate the public on maternal mortality and protecting the women’s right to life.
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Beyond MDGs
Jun 21, 2011 The approaching deadline for Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) demands us to rethink a development paradigm beyond the MDGs. Campaigner Leo Williams insists that a sound strategy for the future should include those directly affected by poverty and injustice.
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It's time to support our widows
Jun 27, 2011 Millions of widows worldwide live a life of poverty and stigma, struggling to nurture their children. On the first International Day for Widows, Sylvia Bongo Ondimba, first lady of the Republic of Gabon, challenges stereotypes to support these women for overall development.
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"Respond to the poor and the planet rather than dirty industries"
Aug 09, 2011 As the countdown to the third Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20 begins, Daniel Mittler the political director of Greenpeace International says that governments have clearly failed to make any advances on sustainable development.
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Business encouraged by first draft of Rio+20 document
Jan 27, 2012 Private sector engagement in policy development and implementation is critical to advance global partnerships for sustainable development, highlights a new report by Business Action for Sustainable Development 2012 (BASD), welcoming the prominent role of business in the latest draft outcome document for this June’s UN Rio+20 conference.
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Challenges ahead to implement reservation for marginalized sections in Pvt schools; Long term solution lies in strengthening state run school education system: CRY
May 09, 2012 The provision of 25 percent reservation for economically and socially weaker section in private schools under the RTE Act is an important clause that allows integration of these children with private school system.
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MDG Report 2011
Sep 07, 2011 The latest Millennium Development Goals Report 2011 presented by the United Nations reveals mixed progress towards achievement of the MDGs across the world. The report also highlights the discouraging difference between urban and rural progress.
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‘Pakistan is at the apex of climate vulnerability in Asia’
Jul 05, 2012 Pakistan’s new national sustainable development strategy (NSDS) promises a ‘green action agenda’ and plans to set up a knowledge management system based on technology and innovation.
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MGNREGA: India to provide skill-development training
Jul 23, 2012 Indian government has decided to provide skill-development training to one member of each family, which has completed 100 man days under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, MGNREGA.
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UN Global Compact launches child rights guidelines for the business world
Aug 02, 2012 On August 1st, 2012 in a unique initiative, the UN Global Compact, UNICEF and Save the Children released their report ‘Children’s Rights and Business Principles’ to rope in businesses to eliminate abuse of child rights.
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Assessing Asia's progress on MDGs
Sep 22, 2008 The Compilation of MDG Case Studies: Reflecting Progress and Challenges in Asia by the UN Millennium Campaign is a timely publication in run-up to the UN High-Level Event on MDGs. These case studies aim to review governments’ existing policy measures and outline recommendations to accelerate progress in the region.
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India's urban poverty in Agra slums
Oct 15, 2008 Situated along the banks of river Yamuna, the northern Indian city of Agra takes pride in being the land of the Taj Mahal. But behind this veneer, lie the poverty and squalor of numerous slums. A USAID survey reveals the inhuman living conditions of the urban poor with low progress on MDGs.
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Parliamentarians' handbook on MDGs
Nov 10, 2008 Centre for Legislative Research and Advocacy’s latest publication Handbook for Parliamentarians on the MDGs details existing policy on MDGs in India and provides suggestions for future direction and strategy. The book aims to sensitise public leadership on these goals to ensure their time bound delivery.
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Securing the world against hunger
Dec 10, 2008 FAO’s The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2008 reviews the impact of high food prices on global undernourishment. The report raises awareness about hunger issues, discusses the underlying causes and monitors progress towards hunger reduction targets.
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