UNITED NATIONS — With the 2015 U.N. target for ensuring universal primary education fast approaching, the U.N. education agency warned Tuesday t...
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The message of the new U.S. development plan is about our interests. Obama made it clear and USAID director Dr. Raj Shah confirmed it.
As the Millennium Development Goals Summit draws to a close, world leaders are asking individuals and organizations to take an active role in helping ...
Hunger, like so many other issues supposedly addressed by the Millennium Development Project, is a challenge of global governance, and not just a series of national problems. No child is born into a poor world.
LONDON (AFP) - The effects of hunger could be costing developing countries 450 billion dollars a year, an aid agency warned Tuesday, ahead of a United...
In September, the UN will evaluate the Millennium Development Goals. There are continuing high hopes that the G-20, meeting in November, will manage to get the world's economy back on track.
Haiti has rarely been a country that makes the news for the right reasons. But six months ago the whole world's attention was focused on this small C...
At a time when donors and developing countries alike seek the greatest return on development dollars, supporting small farmers is one of the best tools we have.
A report in The Lancet shows that China has made tremendous progress in child survival over the past 20-30 years and that Chinese researchers have done an outstanding job of documenting it.
With few exceptions, Nepalese business and political leaders often dismiss young people when they come up with ambitious ideas. Unless they change their attitude, Nepal's future remains gloomy.
The world has found trillions of dollars in financial bailouts and squandered trillions more in war and military outlays. Yet it has not been able to ...
More than 25 diseases are caused by inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene creating nearly 10% of the global public health burden, killing more than 2 million people a year.
Each mother who dies leaves behind a devastated family and weakened community that will eventually, somehow, affect each of us.
While non-G8 donors are responsible for a quarter of the total African aid increase since 2005, and are delivering on their side of the deal, aid from the G8 countries has actually fallen.
Rural villages can now bypass the age of fossil fuels and catapult themselves into a bright, sustainable, carbon-free future.
Every 20 seconds, a child dies of sanitation-related diseases, which kill five times as many children as HIV/AIDS.
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