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Indonesia Makes MDG Progress But Problems Of Inequality Pose Challenges

Wall Street Journal: Indonesia Gets Mixed Grade on Millennium Development Goals “Indonesia has met many of its Millennium Development Goals in the nearly 15 years since they were adopted by United Nations members, but efforts have been uneven, a new report says…” (Otto, 2/11).

U.N.-Hosted Forum Focuses On Advancing Women’s Health, Achieving Post-2015 Development Goals

U.N. News Centre: U.N.-hosted Forum opens in New York, seeks to identify aims on women’s health for post-2015 “United Nations Headquarters in New York hosted the inaugural World Women’s Health and Development Forum [on Wednesday], bringing together world leaders, representatives of U.N. system entities, scientists, health care professionals, and members…

Devex Examines Rajiv Shah’s Tenure As USAID Administrator

Devex: 5 parting thoughts from Rajiv Shah “Outgoing U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah delivered what were billed as his last public remarks Thursday, a ‘farewell conversation’ with leaders from around Washington’s development community. In an exclusive Devex feature, Shah’s peers, critics, and partners weighed in on what…

SDG Targets Might Be Too Broad To Achieve Targets, Report Warns

SciDev.Net: U.N. warned of pitfalls of vague SDG targets “The U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) may struggle to achieve their stated objectives due to a lack of clearly defined targets, a report warns. The report was published last week (12 February) by the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the…

The Guardian Examines Global Gains On MDGs To Reduce Extreme Poverty, Hunger

The Guardian: What is the Millennium Development Goal on poverty and hunger all about? “…The target to reduce extreme poverty by half was reached by 2010, when the global poverty rate dropped to 22 percent, making it one of the first targets across all the goals to be met. ……

Multilateral, Cooperative Funding Options Must Be Established For SDGs To Succeed

Project Syndicate: New Frontiers in Development Finance Mahmoud Mohieldin, corporate secretary and the president’s special envoy at the World Bank Group, and Marco Scuriatti, special assistant at the Office of the President’s Envoy on the Post-2015 Agenda at the World Bank Group “…To support this joint approach [to funding for…

Food Security, Nutrition Should Be Treated As Human Right In SDGs

The Guardian: Why are there still so many hungry people in the world? Hilal Elver, U.N. special rapporteur on the right to food “…The new [Sustainable Development Goals] should not be allowed to operate as easily ignored principles, but need to be given teeth. We can eradicate poverty, maintain food…

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