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Climate Change Is Contaminating Water Sources With Fecal Matter

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact

The global water crisis has become more dire now that climate change is threatening the drinkability of water, even that which comes from reliable sou...

Maternal Deaths Fell By Nearly Half In Past 25 Years: World Bank

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.12.2015 | Impact

BANGKOK, Nov 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Only nine countries have achieved a U.N. development goal of reducing the number of women dying before,...

U.S. One Of Nations Least Likely To Meet New U.N. Poverty Goals

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.09.2015 | Impact

LONDON, Sept 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States ranks among the world's nations least likely to achieve the set of global goals aimed ...

The Power Of Women In The Face Of Climate Change

Ariana Childs Graham | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
Ariana Childs Graham

Sustainable development, climate change, population, and reproductive health are interconnected and the solutions must match this complexity. A successful climate action plan must include a strong commitment to women's empowerment and reproductive health as one of the pillars to address the great climate change and environmental challenges of our generation.

#Brazilmdgs - An Essay in Pictures: Progress of the Millennium Development Goals in Brazil

Purnima Ramakrishnan | Posted 10.01.2014 | World
Purnima Ramakrishnan

The progress of the Millennium Development Goals in pictures - An essay, in pictures from Brazil. This April we went to Brazil for a reporting trip ...

Leaders at Davos Must Address the Critical Issues the World Faces -- Call from Civil Society Leaders

Jasmine Whitbread | Posted 03.24.2014 | World
Jasmine Whitbread

e cannot eradicate poverty without addressing climate change, which is hitting the poorest and most vulnerable the hardest. 2014 will be a crucial year to mobilize action ahead of global climate negotiations in 2015.

Sri Lanka : Advancing Gender Equality with Carefully Calculated Strategies

Ambassador Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Ambassador Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona

While the many accomplishments of women and girls, so far, need to be celebrated, it is also necessary to persist with addressing the many remaining challenges, both in developed and in developing countries. Inequality in opportunity for women and girls persists, even in parts of the world which are considered to be developed.

Same Millennium, New Goals: Why Peace, Security, Good Governance and the Rule of Law Must Be Included in the New MDGs

Mary Robinson | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Mary Robinson

In September 2000, world leaders unanimously adopted the Millennium Development Goals, but standing against the achievements of the last 12 years is a sobering finding: no fragile or conflict-affected low-income country has achieved a single MDG.

My Hope for 2030: Lose the Culture of Disposability

Impatient Optimists | Posted 04.02.2013 | Technology
Impatient Optimists

Today, we have a culture of disposability around the products we buy, with technology the most egregious standard-bearer for the concept of limited lifespans for purchased goods.

An Aspirational Lifestyle for Seven Billion People?

Sue Riddlestone | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Sue Riddlestone

There is an unconscious and slightly patronizing attitude out there in the world about doing our bit to help poor people with some aid. I sensed it as an eminent line up of world leaders discussed what will follow the Millennium Development Goals at Davos last week.

Going In-Depth On The Millennium Development Goals | Posted 09.20.2012 | Impact

In 2005, more than one billion people still exist on less than $1 per day, while more than 800 million people do not have enough food to fulfil their ...

World on Track to Meet MDG Safe Water Target, But Challenges Remain

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 03.22.2012 | Impact
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Safe and sustainable drinking water is essential for the health and economic well-being of the world's population, and yet 99 percent of the world's water supply is unsafe or unavailable to drink.

Global AIDS Funding and China

Anand Reddi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anand Reddi

The Global Fund provides funds and support to the hardest-hit countries that lack the resources to address their epidemics. However, one of the largest recipients is the second largest economy in the world: China.

Malnutrition Starves Children, Economies of a Lifetime of Potential

World Vision | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
World Vision

Jeanette is five years old but unnaturally tiny for her age. A year ago, she could not stand, play with other children, eat solids or talk.

Like Politics, All Innovation Is Local

Lady Ida Odinga | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lady Ida Odinga

The problem of malnutrition is solvable and affordable. But it will take the sustained engagement of local leaders and civil society to ensure we position nutrition at the center stage of development.

15 Days to Change the World: Now or Never

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

In the course of the next fortnight we are going to find out if the world is ready to follow through on a promise to turn the tide against this AIDS or whether it will stumble.

5 Ways To Combat Pneumonia Globally

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

Perhaps the most ambitious MDG is the fourth, which aims to reduce child mortality by two-thirds. Progress is being made on this goal but much more can and should be done.

Revitalizing the Political Will to Achieve the Millennium Goals

Kofi Annan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kofi Annan

Hosting the world leaders that signed the Millennium Declaration in New York is certainly among the highlights of my UN career. But I worry that financial and political pressures risk making this week's MDG Review Summit a futile exercise.

Are the MDGs Useful for Africa?

Todd Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Todd Moss

Here is a quick summary of my very modest contribution to the online debate whether the MDGs are useful to Africa or not. My sense is that the MDGs are:

To G8 Leaders: Stand and Deliver for World's Women and Children

Leila Nimatallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Leila Nimatallah

This year's G8 Summit will focus on the needs of the most impoverished women and children, and it seems like everyone is jumping on the bandwagon.

From Russia With Thoughts on 'the Right Kind of Advertising'

Kiyotaka Akasaka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kiyotaka Akasaka

Why advertising? Because to prevent violence and discrimination against women we need to defy destructive gender stereotypes.