MDG Success Stories

In the past 12 years we have seen great strides towards achieving the MDGs. However, there is still much to be done. Below is a series of MDG Success Stories, meant to inspire and renew hope that we can end poverty in our lifetime.

Dec 16 UN Millennium Campaign tasks African Film Practitioners on human development homevida

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

Sep 26 World leaders renew commitment to anti-poverty targets, agree to adopt new development Goals at 2015 Summit PGA Holds Special Event on Achieving MDG's

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

Oct 06 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

Oct 06 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

Oct 06 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

Oct 06 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

Oct 06 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

Oct 06 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

Oct 06 850,000 Pregnant Women Cared for in Pakistan

Pakistan has installed mobile clinics in remote areas of the country to ensure the health of mothers and children, attending to 43% of pregnant women. Since 1990, births attended by skilled health personnel increased from … Continue reading

Oct 06 Thousands of Women Have Been Vaccinated Against Tetanus – Neo-Natal is Also up to You

Cameroon, with support from UNICEF and the international community, has launched a vaccination campaign for women between 15 and 49 years, in 102 districts of the country. By this measure, in 2009 there were no … Continue reading