(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

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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

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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

The African Narrative

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The UN Millennium Campaign and the UNDP Regional Service Centre in Africa have published Structural Transformation and the Challenge of Financing Africa’s post-2015 Development Agenda. The paper is a powerful synthesis of a 2-day forum … Continue reading

“Global Financial Crisis Forgotten Too Soon”

Read UN Millennium Campaign African Director, Charles Abugre, weekly column on international economic and development matters at Business Daily Africa. …. THE ARRIVAL of 2014 marks the sixth year since Lehman Brothers Investment Bank of the United States … Continue reading

UN Millennium Campaign tasks African Film Practitioners on human development

Lagos, Nigeria.-The United Nations Millennium Campaign (UNMC) has called on African film practitioners to use their medium to promote good governance and human development on the continent. In a goodwill message delivered at the annual … Continue reading

World leaders renew commitment to anti-poverty targets, agree to adopt new development Goals at 2015 Summit

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UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, 25 September 2013 – World leaders agreed today to scale up action against extreme poverty, hunger and disease and called for a 2015 Summit to adopt the next set of Goals … Continue reading

Big Strides on Millennium Development Goals with More Targets Achievable by 2015: UN Report

With some of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) already met, more targets are within reach by the  2015 target date, while challenges to achieving others must be urgently addressed, according to a new report launched … Continue reading

Key Recommendations from the Asia Post-2015 Alternative Narratives Meeting

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23 – 24 March, 2013 Bali, Indonesia Representatives of civil society organizations, people’s movements, academics and researchers deliberating over two days to consider alternative narratives on development, propose the following analysis and recommendations for the … Continue reading