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What women want
Feb 06, 2009 UNIFEM's global report Progress of the World's Women 2008/2009 calls for stronger accountability systems to meet international commitments on women's rights. It says gender equality must become a standard against which public performance is assessed and women must be included in this decision-making process.
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Meeting the MDGs
Feb 17, 2009 Going for Goals, a joint publication of Marie Stopes International and seven other UK based international health charities highlights that without greater commitment, the MDGs are unlikely to be met. The booklet also urges readers to send a postcard to their local MP for swift action on these goals.
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Better governance for MDGs: A Reference Note
Feb 27, 2009 UNDP’s reference note E-discussion on rethinking democratic governance and leadership for achieving the MDGs articulates the thoughts and experiences from global contributors on how public purpose is advanced through multi-sectoral efforts. It also highlights the role of UN Millennium Campaign’s advocacy work in enhancing governance and accountability.
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UNMC Annual Report 2008
Mar 12, 2009 United Nations Millennium Campaign’s Annual Report 2008 summarises the key achievements of the largest global campaign against poverty. The report highlights initiatives taken across the globe to make governments more accountable to MDGs and foster stronger partnerships for development.
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Enriching community media
Mar 27, 2009 Internews has released a new guide: The business of changing lives. It focuses on the growing popularity of citizen journalism and integration of technologies in community media. The publication also talks of its role in meeting the MDGs.
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Poor women and healthcare in South Asia
Apr 07, 2009 World Bank releases a report: Sparing Lives: Better reproductive health for poor women in South Asia. It highlights the enormous challenges faced in addressing inequalities in reproductive health and the need to break away from the cycle of poverty to achieve the MDGs.
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Microfinance for women's health
Apr 10, 2009 United Nations Population Fund's latest publication Financing Healthier Lives: Empowering women through integration of microfinance and health education calls for empowering women through a combined advocacy on microfinance and health education. The document also champions microcredit as one of the pillars for meeting the MDGs.
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MDG advocacy in elections
Jun 17, 2009 To inspire citizens for realising development goals, UN Millennium Campaign’s toolkit Campaigning for the MDGs: Making Votes and Voices Count in Elections outlines practical strategies for advocacy during the electoral process. It is designed to guide political parties and activists in carrying out an effective campaign.
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MDGs mired in economic crisis
Jul 20, 2009 United Nation’s latest Millennium Development Goals Report 2009 highlights the emerging challenges emanating from the economic crisis that can reverse the progress towards the eight goals. The report emphasises on the adoption of right policies and actions, backed by adequate funding and political will to achieve an equitable and sustainable future.
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Mapping development across South Asia
Aug 13, 2009 SAARC Development Goals, a report by South Asian Network for Agricultural and Social Development assesses the progress of South Asian countries, taking MDG targets as the benchmark. Providing a comparative analysis, the document serves as a useful reference point to frame adequate policy responses.
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Global partnership for achieving MDGs
Oct 28, 2009 UN’s report Strengthening the Global Partnership for Development in a Time of Crisis highlights the need for cooperation among key stakeholders for accelerating progress on the Millennium Development Goals. It recommends public-private partnerships for advancing economic and environmentally sustainable growth.
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State consultations to review India's 11th Five Year Plan
Dec 04, 2009 The anti-poverty network Wada Na Todo Abhiyan will lead a series of state level consultations in India in the coming months to consolidate people’s voices for effective implementation of the remaining Eleventh Five Year Plan.
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Include conflict areas in development planning: UN
Feb 27, 2013 At a recent conference at Timor-Leste, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for strengthening governance in conflict areas across Asia and the Pacific to help accomplish the MDGs.
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Looking beyond MDGs for a sustainable future
Feb 02, 2013 We need to address the gaps in the MDG framework to commit to new targets for a sustainable future, said Harpal Singh, Save the Children’s Chairman.
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Elderly demand a better deal
Sep 30, 2008 Observing the International Day of Older People, HelpAge International has launched a worldwide campaign called Age Demand Action. In 36 countries, delegations of senior citizens will meet their governments to demand independence, participation and dignity for themselves.
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Empowering communities through local monitoring
Oct 03, 2008 A recent consultation in the capital focused on developing a tool that will empower local communities to track government programmes. The Millennium Campaign hopes local monitoring will accelarate India's pace in meeting the MDGs in a more inclusive manner.
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The world debates on MDGs
Oct 10, 2008 On the sidelines of the recent UN High Level Event on MDGs in New York, leaders from global politics, business and civil society debated current critical challenges on major broadcaster BBC. More than money, participants felt the need of the hour is strong policy commitment and results that show.
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More than one percent of global population to stand up for MDGs
Oct 10, 2008 Halfway to the deadline in 2015, the UN Millennium Campaign and Global Call to Action Against Poverty have planned diverse events on October 17-19 across the globe to spearhead action on MDGs. Mass rallies, sports events, concerts would be held urging nations to put in place pro-poor development policies.
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Biggest global mobilization to hold governments accountable
Oct 14, 2008 Citizens from poor and rich countries will stand in solidarity from October 17-19 to directly address their governments to fulfill promises to reduce poverty, disease and illiteracy by 2015. Last year over 43 million people were mobilized on October 17, 2007 to stand up for the MDGs.
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'India's problem is implementation'
Oct 20, 2009 India has a scheme for every problem but fails to implement it effectively, says Salil Shetty, Director, UN Millennium Campaign. On a recent visit to mark the global Stand Up campaign, he urges the government to invest more in MDGs to avert naxalism and make the goals instead a public demand.
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UN launches 500 days of action to reach the MDGs
Aug 27, 2014 The eight MDGs, agreed by world leaders at the UN summit in 2000, are described as a 15-year roadmap for development across the world.
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Mixed progress on MDGs: World Bank
Apr 18, 2011 World Bank’s Global Monitoring Report 2011: Improving the Odds of Achieving the MDGs reveals mixed progress on Millennium Development Goals. According to the report, global fight against poverty is on track but the health target may be missed due to high child and maternal mortality rates.
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Global partnerships to get a push at Delhi summit
Jan 20, 2012 The 12th annual development summit organsied by TERI in the Indian capital will provide a platform for international deliberations on issues of long-term sustainable development.
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Towards a common environmental future
Jan 23, 2012 Sustainability continues to dominate mainstream development discourse, and not without a reason. Will the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2012 give it the needed push and bring about a rapprochement over the environmental cause.
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Going green: Sound business for corporates
Jan 30, 2012 Captains of industry to gather in Delhi for the World CEO Sustainability Summit on February 1, 2012 to debate business and sustainability issues under the theme 'Doing Business - While Protecting the Global Commons'.
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"It's time to discuss a set of new development indicators, which would complement MDGs," says Heidi Hautala, Finnish International Development Minister
Feb 04, 2012 MDGs should be complemented with access to energy and internet, says Heidi Hautala, the Minister for International Development to the Finnish government at DSDS 2012.
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Portal to track progress on MDGs in Brazil
Feb 02, 2009 A new portal has been launched in Brazil that will help citizens monitor the MDGs status in over 5,000 municipalities of the country. Unveiled on the sidelines of the World Social Forum, the tool will enable people access relevant information about the anti-poverty goals and influence public policies.
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Online chat to highlight maternal health issues
Mar 20, 2009 The UN Millennium Campaign and Women’s eNews will raise awareness of the number one killer of young women in developing countries, despite promises by world leaders to take urgent action to end this crisis. Join experts from Africa and Asia on March 25, 2009 to be part of the discussion.
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Global financial crisis threatens MDG realisation
Oct 16, 2008 Experts feel the prevailing global economic crisis will discourage donors to continue with the current aid despite the promise of fresh allocation of US$16 billion to accelerate realisation of MDGs. Resultant economic instability in developing countries will make achieving the targets more difficult.
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Anti-poverty campaigners tell governments to 'bail out' poor
Oct 17, 2008 Marking the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the anti-poverty network Global Call to Action against Poverty urges governments in Asia to step up efforts to protect the poorest. Over 67 million people are expected to rally worldwide in mobilisations that begin today up to October 19.
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