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

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

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Outreach with High Level Panel Members in Monrovia

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The voices of the voiceless were heard and Civil Society will make sure their recommendations are taken into account and effectively inform the High Level Panel report to be presented in April to the UN Secretary … Continue reading

Day Two of the CSO Pre-Consultative Forum Post 2015 High Level Panel Meeting

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A successful second day of the CSO pre-consultative forum culminated in the presentation of five key statements to Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who attended the meeting at 4pm GMT. Five vulnerable group representatives addressed … 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