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

April, 5th: 1,000 days to keep the Millennium Promise

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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, but starting this week we can march a thousand days forward into a new future. On April 5th, the world will reach a vital … Continue reading

Parliamentarians and civil society leaders in Asia-Pacific join hands to accelerate MDG achievement and promote inclusive post-2015 discourse

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Towards the end of 2012, with only three years remaining before the deadline of the Millennium Development Goals, over 200 representatives of parliaments, civil society and development partners from across Asia-Pacific gathered in Manila and … Continue reading

The United Nations Asks Citizens About Their World

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The United Nations has teamed up with youth groups, private sector bodies and NGO partners all over the world to launch MY World, which is the United Nations Survey for a Better World. MY World … Continue reading

Parliamentarians from Asia deliberate on instruments of progress and equity for the Post-2015 agenda

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Over sixty Parliamentarians from across countries such as Bhutan, Afghanistan, Turkey, Uzbegistan, India and Bangladesh are assembling along with Civil Society Organisations to review progress on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and discuss a framework for … Continue reading

Inclusive India: Bridge the Development Divide

Sushma Verma, a Dalit activist from Jhansi, Bundelkhand, U.P, part of the Bundelkhand Shiksha Abhiyan ( Bundelkhand Education Programme). She Speaks at the Voices forum about her efforts to educate Dalit and other marginalized community about the importance of sending their children to school.

On the occasion of the death anniversary of the prestigious Indian jurist and political leader, Chairman of the Drafting Committee of Indian Constitution, Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar; 20 men and women from Dalit and other excluded communities spoke about their struggles and successes in … Continue reading

Local Authorities vow to make a critical contribution to the Post-2015 agenda

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Dakar.-Mayors and Local Authorities from across the world came together in the United Council of Local Governments World Council 2012 held in Dakar (Senegal) on 6 December to discuss the post-2015 agenda and identify mechanisms … Continue reading

Potential Role of faith-based giving in accelerating Global Development discussed at the United Nations

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New York.- International development leaders and experts highlighted the importance of faith-based giving (Zakat, for Muslims) in advancing global development agenda at a forum titled “Linking Muslim Giving to the MDGs”. The forum was co-hosted … Continue reading