UN Scribe Calls For Stronger Global Development Partnership To Achieve MDGs

UN Scribe Calls For Stronger Global Development Partnership To Achieve MDGs

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called for stronger global development partnership amid declining level of aid to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which world leaders pledged to achieve by 2015.

Addressing  at a media  conference to launch the 2012 MDG Gap Task Force Report at the UN headquarters in New York, Ban urged governments around the world not to place the burden of financial problems on the `back of the poor’’. He said the report painted a gloomy picture, adding that “it is clear that we need a stronger global partnership to achieve the MDGs by the 2015 deadline.”

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A Photo Journey Through Malawi: Stumbling Toward The Millennium Development Goals

A Photo Journey Through Malawi: Stumbling Toward The Millennium Development Goals

As Malawi — a devastatingly poor and donor-driven country of 15 million tucked into the eastern coast of Africa — stumbles its way towards the Millennium Development Goals, at least one thing is certain: Malawi has made significant strides in the last decade toward meeting many of its MDG goals by 2015. It’s on track to meet goals on poverty reduction, reducing child mortality, combating non-communicable diseases, ensuring environmental sustainability, and MDG 8 on global partnership for development.

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