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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…

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…

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…”…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

UNICEF Recognizes World Breastfeeding Week 2014

UNICEF: A letter from UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week 2014 Anthony Lake, executive director of UNICEF, discusses the importance of breastfeeding in recognition of World Breastfeeding Week, which takes place August 1-7 (8/1).

Nigeria Approves Funding For Maternal, Child Health

The Guardian/AllAfrica: Nigeria: Govt Approves Subsidies for Pregnant Women, Children, Health Care Funding “The federal government has approved the implementation of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) subsidy funding for pregnant women and children under the age of five year[s]. The measure is aimed at enlarging the number of beneficiaries of the…