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Millenium Development Goal

Global Education Goal Falling Short: 67 Million Kids Not In School, UN Reports

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS — With the 2015 U.N. target for ensuring universal primary education fast approaching, the U.N. education agency warned Tuesday t...

The 3Ds: Defense(devleopment)Diplomacy

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

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.

'Millennium Development Goals Summit' Comes To A Close (Live Stream)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As the Millennium Development Goals Summit draws to a close, world leaders are asking individuals and organizations to take an active role in helping ...

Assessing the Millennium Summit

George Kent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
George Kent

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.

ActionAid Estimates Global Hunger Costs Developing Nations $450 Billion Annually

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

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...

Letting Sleeping Giants Lie...

Manisha Singh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Manisha Singh

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: Human foundation key to recovery

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephan B. Tanda

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...

Big Action for Small Farmers

Sylvia Mathews Burwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

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.

Revealing China's Advances in Child Survival

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

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.

One Man's Tireless Effort to Provide ICT Education to Nepalese Students

Subhash Ghimire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Subhash Ghimire

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.

Jeffrey Sachs:

ottawacitizen.com | Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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 ...

Water Is Medicine: Why Are We Neglecting This Cure?

John Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Sauer

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.

We Need a Global Fund for Moms

Liya Kebede | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Liya Kebede

Each mother who dies leaves behind a devastated family and weakened community that will eventually, somehow, affect each of us.

The Italian Job: What the 2009 G8 Summit Must Deliver on Health and Aid for Africa

World Vision | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
World Vision

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.

Energy: At the Nexus of Climate, Poverty, and Global Security

Robert A. Freling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert A. Freling

Rural villages can now bypass the age of fossil fuels and catapult themselves into a bright, sustainable, carbon-free future.

Stand Up for People that Can't Sit Down

John Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Sauer

Every 20 seconds, a child dies of sanitation-related diseases, which kill five times as many children as HIV/AIDS.