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

Asia-Pacific Members of Parliament and civil society to focus on disparities as MDG deadline looms

Over 100 representatives of parliament, civil society and development partners from 13 Asian countries gathered in Manila for this Forum.

Manila, The Philippines. — Active engagement of parliaments, civil society organizations (CSOs) and development partners remain at the heart of accelerated efforts to address disparities in achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015, … Continue reading

5000 Families in Kenya Protect Their Crops

FAO, taking advantage of the rainy season, has helped build more reservoirs for vulnerable farmers rural Kenya to conserve water and to irrigate their crops. Support to agriculture and rural development is essential to ensure … Continue reading

Kulanayake K. Laith Holds A Position of Responsibility in Government

Sri Lanka, together with UNDP, has undertaken a leadership training program for women. 23 of the 30 participants have managed to hold office in local government. And while 80.8% of countries and include policies on … Continue reading

Turab Family Yano Have to Walk 4 Hours to Get Drinking Water

Sudan, with UNDP support, has built a dam in Kordofan state that benefits more than 10.000 people in the region. Initiatives like this have assured that today, 89% of the population worldwide (6.1 billion people) … Continue reading

We Have Improved Nutrition Education in the Philippines

The Philippines, together with the National Nutrition Council and the MDG Fund, has launched a program to improve breastfeeding and nutrition of children under two years. Improved nutrition education has been one of the key … Continue reading

School Enrollment Has Increased by 99.6% in Tanzania and You are Also Responsible

The Tanzanian government has made great progress in education achieving a 99.6% enrollment in primary education, eliminating school fees and building schools in every village. Exemplary measures have contributed to the education of 39 million … Continue reading

You Are Also Responsible for the Largest Vaccination Campaign in History

The Bangladesh government, with international assistance, has carried out the largest vaccination campaign against measles in the world which immunized 33.5 million children between 9 and 10 years in only 20 days. Thanks to such … Continue reading