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EDD13: Follow and share sessions via live web-streaming!

EDD13: Follow and share sessions via live web-streaming!

Live web-streaming will allow you to follow and share 20 auditorium sessions during the two days of EDD13 on 26 and 27 November 2013.

A Green Light for a New World Bank Group

A Green Light for a New World Bank Group

Six months ago, the World Bank Group’s member countries endorsed a bold plan to end extreme poverty by 2030 and promote shared prosperity. Today, they gave the Bank Group the green light to reposition itself to better tackle these goals.

Report Finds 400 Million Children Living in Extreme Poverty

The number of people living in extreme poverty around the world has sharply declined over the past three decades, but in 2010 it still includes roughly 400 million children, or one -third of those living in such abysmal conditions, according to a new World Bank analysis released today that for the first time gives an in-depth profile of the poorest people in the world.

UN-NGLS launches Advancing Regional Recommendations Post-2015 Consultation Report

UN-NGLS is pleased to announce the publication of its report "Advancing Regional Recommendations for the Post-2015 Development Agenda," the synthesis of a four-month consultation conducted in writing and via teleconferences with 120 regional civil society networks.

Seoul Post-2015 Global Development Conference

The Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNDP will host an international conference on a future global development framework on 7th of October at the Plaza hotel in Seoul.

Tackling Inequality Only Way To End Extreme Poverty, Warns Save The Children

Tackling Inequality Only Way To End Extreme Poverty, Warns Save The Children

New research from Save the Children shows that by 2030 it is possible to ensure no child dies of preventable causes, everyone can access safe water and sanitation, and all children finish primary school.

Global hunger down, but millions still chronically hungry

Global hunger down, but millions still chronically hungry

842 million people undernourished in 2011-13 - Developing countries make progress but more efforts needed to reach MDG target

Post-2015 Outcome Document Approved

Post-2015 Outcome Document Approved

The roadmap for development of the post-2015 framework was approved in an outcome document at the UN General Assembly.

$2.5 billion new pledges to boost global anti-poverty goals

$2.5 billion new pledges to boost global anti-poverty goals

The United Nations has received a total of $2.5 billion additional commitments in the race to achieve the global anti-poverty goals by the 2015 deadline.

Renewed, stronger partnerships needed to close gaps on anti-poverty goals – UN reports

Renewed, stronger partnerships needed to close gaps on anti-poverty goals – UN reports

19 September 2013 – The international community must live up to the commitments it made in support of achieving universally accepted anti-poverty targets, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said launching a new report which finds that despite significant successes, the global economic slowdown continues to hinder progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

26 Governments Sign 'Declaration of Panama' to Eliminate Health Inequalities in Latin America & Caribbean

At the Promise Renewed for the Americas conference, 26 Ministers of Health from Latin America and the Caribbean and seven international partners signed the Declaration of Panama pledge to end all preventable child and maternal deaths by 2035.

MDGs in rural Africa get $100 million boost

MDGs in rural Africa get $100 million boost

The IsDB and the Earth Institute and its partner, Millennium Promise, announced that the IsDB and its poverty reduction arm, the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD), have now extended more than $100 million in financing to help eight African nations combat extreme poverty, improve public health and achieve more sustainable development.

Education, health care, honest government and jobs top priorities for people worldwide

Education, health care, honest government and jobs top priorities for people worldwide

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented a new report “A Million Voices: The World We Want”. The report summarizes the findings from public consultations and surveys that engaged more than 1.3 million people in all 193 UN Member States since August 2012 in an effort to identify priorities for the post-2015 development agenda that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The G20 Leaders Declaration has been published

The G20 Leaders Declaration has been published

The G20 Leaders Declaration has been published following the G20 Summit in St.Petersburg.

Asia-Pacific countries stress ‘leave no-one behind’ as critical for the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015

Ministers and high-level representatives from Asia and the Pacific have adopted the ‘Bangkok Declaration of the Asia-Pacific region on the United Nations Development Agenda beyond 2015’ as the key outcome document of the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Dialogue: From the Millennium Development Goals to the United Nations Development Agenda beyond 2015, convened by the Royal Government of Thailand with the support of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission of Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

Key report outlines vision for achieving MDGs, sets future sustainable development agenda

Key report outlines vision for achieving MDGs, sets future sustainable development agenda

Ahead of an upcoming special General Assembly event next month on efforts by Member States to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to define a new development agenda, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released a report on 21 August, A Life of Dignity for All , containing updates on the Goals and a vision for the work ahead.



Expert Views on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

South-South Cooperation in aid, trade and FDI? A closer look at the economic engagement footprint of rising powers in Africa

What do the activities of Chinese businesses in Angola, Brazilian state agencies in Mozambique and Indian exporters in South Africa have in common? For one thing, they all might be seen to represent the trend of (re-)growing linkages between African, Asian and Latin American countries.

Beyond MDGs: building the sustainable development goals brand

For all their flaws the MDGs were a success because of the singular message to end poverty. But the world has changed. Can any message unify now as it did then?

Dream With A Deadline: The Millennium Development Goals

Although it was several years ago, I still remember how Melinda and I felt when we learned about the Millennium Development Goals. We were hopeful, but we had reservations.

Child Mortality: Progress, Yes, But Much More to Do

Seeing children suffer is a horrible constant in the world. More than a decade ago, on an assignment for Church World Service, I visited a displacement camp in Mashlak, outside of the city of Herat, Afghanistan, and saw large numbers of malnourished children, some of them dying from diarrhea. The tell-tale signs of hunger - stunting, sunken eyes and bloated stomachs - were all there. To say it was heartbreaking doesn't even begin to describe it.

Why the Post-2015 MDGs need an education target

Universal education for all primary school-age children is one of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals for 2015, which will almost certainly not be met. The international community must learn from this failure, writes Nigel Chapman.

VIDEO - G20 for Change: NGOs voices at the G20 Summit 2013

From the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg: Transparency International, InterAction, Oxfam, World Vision, Save the Children

G20 Lays Out Plan that Could Help the World's Poor - If Leaders Step Up

The G20's focus in 2013-2014 will continue to include food security for the poorest families, providing financial services to rural poor who lack access to banks, and reducing the cost to immigrants sending remittances home to their families.

Philanthropists and aid donors must join forces in these straitened times

Private donors cannot be expected to stump up cash without having a say – and the new global partnership must reflect this



Key Documents on MDGs