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Climate Change Action To Be Stand-Alone Goal In SDGs

IRIN: Higher profile for climate change in new SDGs “Following months of lobbying by poor island states and NGOs, action on climate change is to be a stand-alone goal among the 17 newly agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…” (Kindra, 8/26).

Rockefeller Foundation Focuses Health System Strengthening Efforts On Financing

Devex: Why the Rockefeller Foundation prioritizes health financing “While most donors recognize the MDGs have done their part to advance global health, some point that the U.N.-led global agenda set to expire in less than 500 days also has its downsides. One of the latter is the Rockefeller Foundation, which…

Measuring Untreated Waste Would Better Capture Progress Toward Sanitation Goals

Devex: Choosing the right post-2015 sanitation indicators Brian Arbogast, director of the water, sanitation and hygiene program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “…We need to start thinking about — and measuring — our progress in a way that captures the full sanitation challenge … Fortunately, one single indicator…

Progress Made On MDG 6, But Challenges Remain

Health Affairs Blog: Partnership And Progress On The Path To Achieving Millennium Development Goal 6 Deb Derrick, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Peter Yeo, vice president of public policy and advocacy at the United Nations Foundation, examine progress to date on MDG…

3 MDG Fund To Help Boost Myanmar’s Health Care Services

Xinhua/GlobalPost: Myanmar to boost health care services with 3 MDG Fund “Myanmar will boost its health care services with the help of Three Millennium Development Goals (3 MDG) Fund, according to the Ministry of Health Friday. By using 300 million U.S. dollars provided by the 3 MDG Fund, Myanmar will…

Children, Youth Must Be Focus In Post-2015 Development Agenda

Huffington Post: Put Children and Youth First in the Post-2015 Development Agenda Lynn Croneberger, CEO of SOS Children’s Villages-USA “…The Post-2015 Development Agenda must call on ALL countries to ensure children and families in need have access to the social and medical services necessary to overcome life’s challenges. It must…

USAID Working To Accelerate MDG Progress For Women, Children

Huffington Post: 500 Days Until the MDG Deadline: Accelerating Progress for Women and Children Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator for global health at USAID “…USAID is working in support of Every Woman Every Child to end preventable child and maternal deaths by 2035. We have sought to accelerate progress toward the…

Investing In Women Key To MDG Success

Devex: How investing in women drives MDG success Leith Greenslade, vice chair of the Office of the U.N. Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals and co-chair of Child Health at the MDG Health Alliance “The great lesson of the Millennium Development Goals is that women hold the…

U.N. Launches 500 Days Of Action To Meet MDGs; Development Leaders Reflect On MDGs

News outlets report on the 2015 deadline to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which was 500 days away on Monday. The Guardian: How the MDGs have changed the world: eight leaders reflect “[A]s the 2015 deadline looms, we asked global development’s influencers and campaigners to reflect on how the…

Devex Opinion Pieces Mark 500 Days Until MDG Deadline Expires

Devex published several opinion pieces marking 500 days until the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire and discussing achievements thus far as well as remaining challenges. Devex: A very important 500 days Emily Cabon, youth ambassador with the ONE Campaign “…For the new development goals to succeed, all ages need to…