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

‘MY World’ Survey – First Results – Over 600,000 Citizens Tell the United Nations their Priorities

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Over 600,000 citizens from 194 countries have already voted for the issues that would make the most difference to their lives, providing, for the first time ever, real-time and real-world intelligence on what people think … 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 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

Empowering citizens to achieve the MDGs: The Philippines’ top telecommunication companies unite to support Tingog 2015

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The Philippines’ top telecommunication companies unite to support Tingog 2015, an initiative that allows citizens to monitor social services through text messaging. The initiative is being piloted in Tabaco, Albay, the Philippines. (Manila, Philippines, November … 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

Tingog 2015: Citizens’ Feedback for Promoting Governance Accountability and Service Delivery in the Philippines

Why Citizens’ Feedback? Significant gains have been achieved on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight time-bound goals on poverty, education, gender equality, health and environment. However, much more still needs to be … Continue reading

Empowering Citizens through Tingog

When Rosemarie Burac, a resident of Barangay Fatima, Tabaco, was pregnant with her 3rd child, she contracted a whooping cough. She was referred to the municipal hospital, but when she got there, the doctor was … Continue reading