Category Archives: MDGs

Countdown nears for final 1,000 days of MDGs

Friday marks the start of the last 1,000 days for creating and implementing the Millennium Development Goals. Social media campaigns will highlight the MDG achievements as well as spur where it is needed. “Organizations will rally their supporters to share … Continue reading

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A Better Place | Playing For Change

Playing For Change and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund partnered to create this video performed by musicians from all around the world… and now we are delighted to share it with you. Thank you for being part … Continue reading

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Open-Fire Stoves Kill Millions. How Do We Fix it?

Making dinner shouldn’t be fatal. But millions of people in the developing world die each year from illnesses linked to smoke spewing out of crude stoves—a scourge that has frustrated experts for decades. Now a Washington, D.C.-based group with a … Continue reading

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Defining development after 2015

The first substantive meetings to decide on the global development agenda after 2015 — the year the current Millennium Development Goals are set to expire — are being held this week in London. While alleviating household poverty tops the agenda, … Continue reading

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Substantial drop in child mortality around the globe!

Child mortality down by nearly half since 1990 The number of deaths of children younger than 5 declined by nearly half from 1991 to 2011, with about 6.9 million deaths last year, according to UNICEF. Anthony Lake, head of the … Continue reading

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Act Now! Forest Matters

Do what’s necessary, then what is possible and suddenly you are doing  the impossible! Vote Helmi and ENO Song about forests to be heard in  Rio +20 Summit, Brazil! Global Rockstar organised a contest for children and youth where they … Continue reading

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Love for Reading

For many people in Africa literacy is still a luxury. Children learn basic reading skills in school but in their daily life these skills are not often nurtured. Illiteracy has a direct relation with poverty and limited educational opportunities. The … Continue reading

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Corruption ‘costs Africa billions’

Corruption in Africa is costing the continent nearly $150bn a year, according to a new report. The African regional body, the African Union (AU) has drawn up a convention to stamp out malpractices, which the study says are hitting the … Continue reading

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Farmland bill could speed Amazon deforestation

A controversial bill that reduces the amount of land Brazilian farmers must preserve as forest, a measure activists say will hasten Amazon deforestation, has been passed by the country’s Senate. Tree-clearance rates in the Amazon are at their lowest rates … Continue reading

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Food production needs to increase as population grows

The world population hitting the 7 billion mark raises concerns about the cycle of poverty and the world’s ability to feed itself, writes Robert Walker, vice president of the Population Institute. Countries must work together to ensure global food production … Continue reading

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