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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 22, 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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Address the MDGs with urgency: UNMC partners
Sep 08, 2010 The United Nations Millennium Campaign, in association with Whypoll, launched the results of a survey conducted across India to understand the urban perception of poverty. The survey spanned 28 States and 38 Cities and over 5000 urban residents participated.
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Inclusive governance key to inclusive growth
Sep 14, 2010 Speaking at a lecture series on the UN Millennium Development Goals in New Delhi, Rajya Sabha MP, Mani Shankar Aiyar, emphasised on decentralisation as the key to fight poverty in India.
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UN to acclaim Bangladesh on MDG performance
Sep 16, 2010 In the forthcoming General Assembly meeting, the UN will acknowledge Bangladesh’s performance on MDGs especially reducing child mortality which has garnered worldwide acclaim.
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India: Maternal mortality plummets, still highest in the world
Sep 17, 2010 A significant decline in Maternal Mortality Rate in India is no reason to rejoice as the country still, witnesses the highest number of women deaths during childbirth. A report by UN agencies says India's average annual decline in maternal mortality is 2.3% against the required 5.5%.
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Afghanistan easy on maternal health despite funding
Sep 30, 2010 A UNICEF study ranks Afghanistan as world’s “worst place to be born” given the state of high maternal, infant and child mortality rates in the country. The performance on this front has been sluggish despite decades of funding by the donors.
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Hasina speaks for all-pervasive women's rights
Oct 04, 2010 The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina emphasised that women’s rights should be ubiquitous, at a recent conference. She condemned women and child trafficking in South Asia and reiterated her intent to ensure socio-economic empowerment for women in the region.
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MDGs: So close, yet so far
Jul 07, 2013 With barely 900 days to go for the end of the MDG road, the 2013 score card presents good as well as disappointing news. Just six of the 21 targets have been met or are close to being met even as aid funds continue to decline putting the other targets in peril.
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NGOs and govts get together for Sri Lanka Water project
Apr 05, 2013 In Sri Lanka 20 million citizens suffer from lack of access to clean water. To remedy this non-profits and Governments of different countries are working together to develop the Sri Lanka Water Project.
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Sustainability top agenda in development meet
May 14, 2010 At the ongoing meeting of the Commission on Sustainable Development, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro called on governments to promote environmentally and economically friendly use of transport, waste management, chemicals and mining. Attended by 1,000 major groups, the meeting revealed recent trends in recycling, transport and tourism that may affect livelihoods.
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Educating girls for MDG realisation
May 19, 2010 Marking the tenth anniversary of the UNGEI global partnership, a global conference to ensure right to education of millions of marginalised and vulnerable children, opened in Senegal. This conference aims to map a better future by recognising the potential of girls’ education to address poverty, fight disease, and improve economies.
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WHO calls for renewed commitment for measles control
May 24, 2010 The World Health Assembly of 193 countries passed a resolution to work collectively for measles eradication. Emphasising on determined commitment to deal with the disease, assembly has warned that if measles outbreaks continue MDGs aimed to reduce child mortality will not be met.
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Philippines: Midwives to strengthen maternal health
May 26, 2010 Philippines has decided to start a pilot programme in collaboration with UNFPA to train midwives in life-saving skills and to administer crucial drugs in order to reduce maternal deaths.
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100-days to save million African children's lives
Jun 16, 2010 This year's Day of the African Child (June 16) marks the beginning of a 100-day window for world leaders to save millions of children's lives in Africa. Save the Children will organise series of events and encourage leaders to meet the goal to reduce child deaths in the continent.
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African leaders urged to focus on MDGs
Jul 21, 2010 A week-long 15th Ordinary African Union summit is being held in Kampala focusing on “Maternal, Infant and Child Health and Development in Africa”. With the MDGs deadline just five years away, only partial success has been achieved and the summit calls for an emphasis on women and children to spur development.
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