MDG success springboard for new sustainable development agenda: Final MDGs report


6 July 2015: The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have produced the most successful anti-poverty movement in history and will serve as the jumping off point for the new sustainable development agenda to be adopted this year, … Continue reading

UN Chief tasks Nigeria on the post MDGs agenda


6 February 2015, Abuja, Nigeria With on-going efforts aimed at designing a successor development framework to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the United Nations has tasked political and civic leaders in Nigeria on the early … Continue reading

Report: Assessing Progress in Africa Toward the Millennium Development Goals


While an increasing number of Africans are enjoying higher living standards, countries in Sub-Saharan Africa should redouble efforts to ensure crises such as the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa do not reverse development achievements, … Continue reading

MDG 8 Report: The State of the Global Partnership for Development


In its latest report, the MDG Gap Task Force found much progress towards achieving the goals set under MDG 8. There was a notable increase in official development assistance, a breakthrough in trade negotiations in … Continue reading

“MDGs- We must finish the job.” says UN Secretary-General

MDG action

Launching new report, MDG Advocates outline challenges and opportunities for achieving the Millennium Development Goals by end of 2015 Led by the Prime Minister of Norway and President of the Republic of Rwanda, the MDG … Continue reading

United Nations Millennium Campaign and Microsoft Announce Partnership to take on Data Revolution


New York, NY – Wednesday 24th September 2014: New visualizations of 15 years worth of data on the Millennium Development Goals, five million citizen voices on the next development agenda and over two hundred million … Continue reading

(The Guardian) Lack of toilets blights the lives of 2.5bn people

UN deputy secretary general says failure to address sanitation and open defecation threatens disaster for third of humanity By Sam Jones. Originally published in The Guardian. Toilets: 2.5bn people go without – a 99-second video … Continue reading

MDG Momentum: UN launches 500 days of action to build a better world

MDG momentum

Source: UN News Centre August 18, 2014: With Malala Yousafzai by his side, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today marked 500 days of action until the deadline to reach the Millennium Development Goals, known worldwide as the … Continue reading

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014


The Millennium Development Goals have been the most successful global anti-poverty push in history. This report examines the latest progress towards achieving the MDGs. It reaffirms that the MDGs have made a profound difference in … Continue reading

Zero Draft: Sustainable Development Goals

The Co-Chairs of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals have released their much anticipated Zero Draft, which contains a proposal for goals and targets to succeed the Millennium Development Goals in 2015. The … Continue reading