UNIDO:Networks for Prosperity: Achieving Development Goals Through Knowledge Sharing
The report offers global connectedness ranking, says knowledge networks can achieve development goals.The report was funded by the Spanish MDG Achievement Fund (MDG-F) as part of a project that aims to establish a global knowledge system for private sector development. The report lays the basis for policy recommendations that will help developing countries acquire and adapt private sector development know-how.
This paper discusses two aspects of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) agreement as global consensus on the main priorities for tackling poverty and as a political agreement about the level of accountability governments are prepared to accept for making changes. It summarises key data on progress towards the targets since the 1990s, and considers some key features of poverty and development today that are not covered by the MDGs.
I honestly have no idea what’s going on with the world right now. War, unrest, racism, sexism and disease are all rampant right now. It’s 2014. This is ridiculous. What happened to our development goals? What happened to our morals and our fucking standards?
Girls were left out of the original Millennium Development Goals aimed at tackling extreme poverty. That’s where the The Girl Declaration comes in – to make sure that girls’ voices are heard and their needs attended to, so that we can stop poverty before it starts. Read it, and visit The Girl Effect’s website to show your support for The Girl Declaration.
A tough, but a necessary read. I’d be grateful if you reposted widely. Thx, m
A new study suggests that climate change will make life even more arduous for adolescent girls in the developing world.
The report from the nonprofit Plan U.K., as well as the U.K. Department for International Development, focuses exclusively on the developing world’s 500 million adolescent girls. They are the ones, the authors note, who walk hours to find water and increasingly rare firewood, and are disproportionately killed or displaced in natural disasters.
It recommends increasing access to high-quality education as a means toward helping girls address gender discrimination as well as finding paid work and building more resilient families. That, in turn, the report argues, will help reduce girls’ vulnerability to climate change-related weather disasters.
DREAMERS WELCOME Today, the United Nations Secretary-General marks 1,000 days until the target date for the Millennium Development Goals. UNICEF is seizing the opportunity to launch a digital journey through its dream for children.
The story of global development – of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Millennium Declaration – is not an easy one to tell.
Impressive gains have already been made: Over two billion people more gained access to clean and safe drinking water between 1990 and 2010; in many countries, many more children are now attending school and many more women are able to give birth safely.
What UNICEF and our partners have been striving for:
■That those children most in need are well-nourished and cared for. ■That more children go to school. ■That boys and girls look forward to equally bright futures. ■That more mothers are in good health. ■That more babies live to their fifth birthday – and beyond. ■That sick children get the care they need, and healthy children stay healthy. ■That more children have safe, happy childhoods, and adults know that it is a child’s right to have one. ■That more children drink clean and safe water.
Now, to mark the 1,000 day milestone, UNICEF is unveiling another element of that voice through a dedicated microsite: www.unicef.org/lastchild. Launched today, UNICEF is inviting the public to use the site to follow the story of the development agenda that was set in 2000, and the impact it has had on children.
The microsite showcases the inspiring advances made for children through the joint efforts of UNICEF and its partners and draws attention to what still needs to be done to improve the life of the hardest-to-reach child – the ‘last child’.
The world has met the Millennium Development Goal (MDGs) target of halving the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water, according to a report issued today by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). Between 1990 and 2010, over two billion people gained access to improved drinking water sources, such as piped supplies and protected wells.
The successful efforts to provide greater access to drinking water are a testament to all who see the MDGs not as a dream, but as a vital tool for improving the lives of millions of the poorest people.