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Momentum Generated In Achieving MDGs Must Not Be Wasted

Devex: 500 days: Make them count Charles Lyons, president and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation “Five hundred days sounds like a long time, but compared with 15 years, it is the blink of an eye. And in fewer than 500 days we will reach Dec. 31, 2015,…

India Needs ‘Investment In Waste-Treatment Infrastructure’

Huffington Post: Poor Sanitation: The Startling Link to Childhood Malnutrition Joan Rose, Homer Nowlin chair in water research at Michigan State University “…To help ensure a brighter future for India’s youth, the nation requires an investment in waste-treatment infrastructure, including toilets and waste-water treatment. Disinfection must play a role to…

UNDP Director Speaks About MDGs In Deutsche Welle Interview

Deutsche Welle: Report card on human development “According to the latest United Nations Human Development Report, progress has been made in all countries. But more work is needed to reach the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals. UNDP Director Khalid Malik tells DW about the importance of social protection and grades our…

U.N. Calls For End To Human Trafficking

VOA News: U.N.: Heinous Crime of Human Trafficking Must Stop “The United Nations is calling for an end to human trafficking as it marks the first World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. It comes four years after the U.N. General Assembly adopted a Global Action Plan to combat the crime…”…

Prioritized Action Plan For Global Finance Could Be Post-2015 Goal

The Guardian: Who is going to pay for international development? Jonathan Glennie, research associate at the Overseas Development Institute in London and at the Centro De Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional (CEPEI) in Bogotá “The time is coming for the big ideas in targets such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to…

Debate Underway On Goals To Replace MDGs

VOA News: Planning Post-2015 Development “The U.N. Millennium Development Goals are due to expire at the end of next year. Debate is underway on what should replace them. One U.N. official says they should be based, in part, on the findings of the 2014 Human Development Report…” (DeCapua, 7/29).

Kenya Might Not Achieve Maternal Mortality MDG Target By 2015

Thomson Reuters Foundation: The cost of maternal death in Kenya “The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) deadline of 2015 is approaching but there are concerns that Kenya will fail to achieve some of them. This includes the goal of reducing the maternal mortality rate from the current 360 deaths per 100,000…

Indonesian Health Minister Questions UNAIDS Gap Report

The Jakarta Post: Indonesia questions new UNAIDS report “Indonesian Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi has strongly questioned the validity of a Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) GAP Report released in Geneva on July 16, which categorized Indonesia as a country of concern given its increase in HIV new infections,…

Cooperation Vital To Achieving Development Goals

Devex: Better when we’re together Steve Hollingworth, president of Freedom from Hunger “…As a development community, we must continue to evolve our thinking about how — and with whom — we will continue to make progress toward the MDGs. How can various segments of our community work more closely with…

New Development Goals Should Be ‘Discrete, Quantitative, Achievable’

Wall Street Journal: Smart Aid for the World’s Poor Matt Ridley, member of the British House of Lords and author “…The lesson, surely, from this first round of setting development goals is the need to be even more ruthlessly selective next time. A list of eight goals is too long…