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Millennium Development Goals Report 2010

24th June 2010, - According to the Millennium Development Goals Report 2010, launched on 23 June, the economic crisis took a heavy toll on jobs and incomes around the world, but its impact does not threaten achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target of cutting the rate of extreme poverty in half by 2015.

Inequality Gap Stains Thailand’s MDG Achievements

10th May 2010, Bangkok (IPS) - Thailand may have earned praise for meeting national targets to slash poverty and hunger ahead of a global deadline, but the two-month long street protests in Bangkok exposes a troubling fact – economic inequality.

Accelerating Progress towards the MDGs through Pro-Poor Growth

28th April 2010, - on April 12, 2010 the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Network on Poverty Reduction of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development  (OECD) disseminated a policy message on accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through pro-poor growth - “a pace and pattern of growth in which poor women and men contribute, participate and benefit.”

Crisis Trapping Millions More in Poverty

23rd April, 2010, Washington - The global economic crisis is projected to hamper progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and will directly impact MDGs related to hunger, child and maternal health, gender equality, access to clean water and disease control, according to a report released Friday by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Going Local to Achieve the MDGs – Stories from Eight Countries

16th April, 2010  - on March 23, 2010, SNV Netherlands Development Organization and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) produced a joint publication describing how promoting local ownership, understanding local needs and fostering collaboration at the local level can facilitate real MDG progress. By producing the report and presenting country/local-specific successful strategies and lessons learned, the SNV and UNDP hope to promote the importance of sharing to facilitate better understanding and development.

African MPs Urged to Keep their Eyes on MDGs

8th April 2010, - On March 29, Members of Parliament from Burkina Faso, Ghana, Uganda, Malawi, Nigeria, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe launched a network of Parliamentarians for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at a consultative meeting held in Abuja, Nigeria. Through this network, they committed to speak with one voice to ensure that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are achieved.

European Bloggers Make a Buzz about the MDGs

22nd March 2010, Brussels – Marina Ponti, UN Millennium Campaign Deputy Director for Europe, today delivered the keynote presentation to the TH!NK ABOUT IT global blogging competition, which devoted its 3rd edition to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Towards the UN MDG Review Summit 2010 - CONCORD’s recommendations to the EU

March 2010, - The setting of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a decade ago at the 2000 Millennium conference represented the most significant collective effort ever made by the international community to eradicate extreme poverty. However progress on many of the eight MDGs has slipped far behind schedule and the prospect of fully achieving any of the Goals in the target year of 2015 looks remote.

MDGs Featured at Barcelona Marathon

8th March 2010, Barcelona- 2010 is a key year in the fight against poverty. As one of the four European Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Committed Cities, Barcelona has redoubled its efforts to raise awareness among its citizens of the importance of the MDGs and the need for both rich and poor countries to achieve them.

MDG Summit on 20-22 September 2010 in New York

United Nations High-level Plenary Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG Summit) (20-22 September 2010, New York). This briefing paper is intended to provide information and background on the upcoming United Nations High-level Plenary Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals – or MDG summit - which will take place from 20-22 September at UN Headquarters in New York.

'Beyond the Midpoint: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals' - UNDP 2010 Report

Beyond the Midpoint: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals is UNDP’s forward-looking review of the factors that shape MDG progress, along with the constraints and bottlenecks that have hampered MDG achievement in many countries. The findings build on MDG assessments in 30 countries that were undertaken for this review.

CONCORD worries for the Millenium Development Goals

The agreement of the Millennium Development Goals, (MDGs) a decade ago at the 2000 UN Millennium conference, represented the most significant collective effort ever made by the international community to eradicate extreme poverty that has been seen before or since.With only five years remaining until the 2015 deadline for the completion of the goals, the upcoming review of the process at the UN High Level Meeting in September this year will, provide a crucial opportunity to acknowledge the significantly altered political and global landscape in the years since the MDGs were first agreed.

New MDGs-related report of the Secretary General launched

'Keeping the promise -a forward-looking review to promote an agreed action agenda to achieve the MDGs by 2015' is a new report of the Secretary general presenting progress made with regard to the Millennium Development Goals, through a comprehensive review of successes, best practices and lessons learnt, obstacles
and gaps, challenges and opportunities, leading to concrete strategies for action.

Asia-Pacific MDG Progress under threat from global economic crisis

17th February 2010, Manila (UN ESCAP Information Services) - A joint report by the United Nations and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) warns that the global economic crisis could trap an additional 21 million people in the Asia-Pacific region in extreme poverty, living on less than $1.25 a day.For more click here

The MDGs: past, present and future: views and voices of young people

May 2009, “If we just tell children about the MDGs, they will forget. If we just show them, they will remember. But if we involve them in the realisation of the MDGs they will understand. By including young people in the attainment of the MDGs and involving them at all levels of decision making and implementation, we will be rendering a service not only to children , but to their communities also.”

Achieving the MDGs: The fundamentals

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) represent the most determined effort in history to galvanise international action around a common set of development targets (Box 1). Their success or failure will have immense consequences, not only for the world’s poor, but also for the credibility of collective action by the international community.


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