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Pledging for a better world
Oct 17, 2008 It was a day to Stand Up and Take Action against poverty and exclusion. Amnesty International India and National Confederation of Dalit Organisations brought together hundreds of people including children, activists and civil society representatives in the Indian capital to pledge for a fair and just world.
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Delhi youth Stand Up to Take Action
Oct 17, 2008 On the International Day against Poverty, Indian students took forward the message of MDGs amongst the capital's citizens. The two hour event at a popular public space also hosted a photo exhibition and a street play to spread awareness on the need to eradicate poverty.
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Nepal PM calls for action against poverty
Oct 18, 2008 Observing the World Anti-Poverty Day, Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda) called for actions against poverty, requesting citizens to Stand Up and Take Action. The Stand Up campaign is a growing global movement against poverty and for the Millennium Development Goals.
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Indian village Stands Up to Take Action
Oct 18, 2008 In the fringes of the capital of India resides a small village without any basic facilities. Tired of unkept promises by political leaders it decided to Stand Up and Take Action to set up its first school for the children of the village.
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Social inclusion must for achieving MDGs, says Millennium Campaign
Oct 20, 2008 Nepal needs to focus on social inclusion in policy plans and implementation, said UN Millennium Campaign head Salil Shetty during his recent trip to the country to draw attention to the Millennium Development Goals. He also spoke for greater investment in basic services and the need to fight corruption.
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Record 13 million Stand Up for MDGs in Bangladesh
Oct 22, 2008 An unprecendented 13.23 million people including political leaders, sportsmen, artists, businessmen, teachers and students participated in the Stand Up And Take Action mobilisation on MDGs in Bangladesh. Redeeming the pledge to fight against poverty, people asserted their demands for food security, fair wage and access to health and education.
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New Guinness record of over 116 million Standing Up for MDGs
Oct 22, 2008 A new world record was set during October 17-19 when over 116 million people stood up worldwide against poverty and for the Millennium Development Goals. Asia had the highest numbers of 73 million, of which 14 million were from India and another 13 million from Bangladesh.
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Group of Indian lawmakers to take forward MDGs
Oct 23, 2008 Parliamentarians’ Group on MDGs in India is a unique formation that can inspire lawmakers in other countries to form similar groups in their respective countries. A handbook released by the group in the capital aims to sensitise and educate their co-members about the importance of millennium development goals.
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Three million stand up against poverty in western India
Oct 20, 2008 Jaipur based Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants Society mobilised nearly 3.5 million people to remind the government of its unfulfilled promises to end extreme poverty.
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Economic crisis looms over MDGs
Oct 24, 2008 Five eminent economists along with UN chief discussed the impact of the current global economic crisis, especially on developing economies. The team of experts also tried to gauge the adverse effects of the same on the realisation of MDGs.
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UN chief speaks of perilous times
Oct 31, 2008 Delivering the Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecture in the Indian capital, the UN chief Ban Ki-moon delved on several issues that the world is grappling with, from food crisis to global meltdown to climate change. He also spoke of the need for collective response to meet these challenges.
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Millennium Campaign calls for $300 billion bailout of world's poor
Nov 14, 2008 Ahead of tomorrow's G-20 economic summit in Washington, the UN Millennium Campaign has called on the world leaders to commit a bailout package of $300 billion to the world's poorer nations. The demand seeks to help them cope with shocks of the global financial crisis and achieve the MDGs.
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Spend more on education, Indian students tell government
Nov 17, 2008 The United Nations Millennium Campaign's global Stand Up and Take Action programme this year enthused many in India to come together and demand action on MDGs. Several students in the northern and southern states signed petitions and memorandums, calling upon the government for reforms in education.
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Total sanitation in rural India still a far cry
Nov 17, 2008 Financial incentives and awareness programmes to promote safe sanitation have not really changed old habits in India. A study done by a Delhi based NGO reveals that practice of open defecation continues due to lack of maintenance of toilets and poor social mobilisation.
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Make way for fair trade, says Millennium Campaign
Nov 27, 2008 Ahead of the conference on Financing for Development in Doha this weekend, the United Nations Millennium Campaign has called upon rich countries to commit to a more equitable global trade and market access. At the same time, poor countries must mobilise domestic resources towards fighting poverty.
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Human rights must guide crisis, report finds
Dec 03, 2008 The current financial architecture has ignored human rights triggering spiralling inequity worldwide argues a latest report by an international NGO watchdog. It says that haphazard implementation of policies promoting economic liberalisation have impeded international commitments to end poverty and achieve gender equality.
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Nepal mulls reviving democracy at grassroots
Dec 10, 2008 A decade ago local administrative bodies in Nepal were functioning well towards ensuring development until war broke out. Taking a cue from the past successes, the country’s newly formed Constituent Assembly is now considering a revival of the decentralisation model to achieve the MDGs.
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Corruption denies people human rights: UN chief
Dec 10, 2008 Corruption is impeding the achievement of Millennium Development Goals and realisation of people’s fundamental rights, notes UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. He has called for strict measures to prevent corrupt elites from siphoning off funds allocated to poverty reduction programmes.
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Nepal succeeds in improving maternal health
Jan 14, 2009 Nepal has succeeded in significantly reducing maternal deaths in the country in last few years, bringing it closer to achieving this particular MDG. Experts say legalisation of abortion in 2002 has made all the difference, especially when many women used to die due to unsafe termination of pregnancy.
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Pakistan's MDG spending gap revealed
Jan 21, 2009 A Pakistan government document has revealed a US $2.8 billion shortfall in funding for meeting its Millennium Development Goals. Education, health, water and sanitation are all going to suffer due to insufficient budgetary allocation.
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Maternal mortality still high in Afghanistan
Jan 27, 2009 Afghanistan has the world’s second highest maternal mortality rate despite improvements in female health, United Nations officials said yesterday. Experts used a UN-backed press conference to highlight the need for continuing action to meet the country’s MDG target on the issue.
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Children not treated well in Pakistan, says study
Jan 28, 2009 A report by a Pakistan based NGO finds that children in the country are subjected to various forms of exploitation. While criminal practices like honour killing and acid attacks continue, poor health and low education levels pose major challenges in achieving the MDGs.
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Lack of toilets in Nepal schools make girls dropout
Feb 17, 2009 Studies attribute an increasing dropout rate for schoolgirls in Nepal to lack of adequate sanitation facilities in schools. In a country where only 10% of the poor have access to toilets, providing safe drinking water and basic sanitation to people remains a major challenge.
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Disarmament can pave way for development, says UN chief
Feb 19, 2009 Huge expenditure on arms is costing the world vital resources for development in times of financial crisis, says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. He recently called upon the international community to break the deadlock on disarmament and make investments in the MDGs.
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Women Everest climbers promote gender equality
Mar 03, 2009 A team of young Nepalese women that successfully climbed Mt. Everest last year, has now become a source of inspiration for the country’s youth. Through their newly found NGO called Global Inclusive Adventures, these young achievers are promoting equal opportunities for women of all ethnicities.
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Bangladeshi lawmakers urged to make MDGs a national agenda
Mar 10, 2009 At a recently held consultation in Bangladesh, the UN Millennium Campaign urged participants to demand MDGs as a fundamental right. The meeting called on parliamentarians to act unitedly in ensuring the speedy implementation of the development targets in local policies.
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Children remind political parties of the rights of future voters
Mar 17, 2009 For the first time in the history of Andhra Pradesh assembly, children came face to face with their political leaders to demand their rights from contesting parties in the coming elections. The UNICEF supported meeting also took stock of the MDGs in the southern Indian state.
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Economic crisis likely to affect MDGs
Mar 31, 2009 Due to the ongoing global financial crisis, international monetary aid could receive a major setback. UNCTAD’s latest policy brief says that donor countries are finding it hard to balance domestic constraints with aid commitments, thus undermining the prospects of achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
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No toilets yet for 38% of world's population
Apr 10, 2009 The 2008 International Year of Sanitation revealed that almost 2.5 billion people remain deprived of adequate sanitation. The new Geneva-based Global Sanitation Fund intends to support local community projects, hygiene education and awareness building to make sanitation a more market-driven activity.
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'Big Read' campaign to address global literacy
Apr 17, 2009 As part of global campaign for adult literacy a ‘Big Book’ has been released, featuring short stories on how education has changed many lives. The UNESCO supported campaign that begins from April 20 seeks people to sign on a statement demanding policies and funding to achieve this important MDG goal.
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