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UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

Thank you, but more.

George Srour | Posted 10.24.2016 | Impact
George Srour

Against the backdrop of colorful dresses reserved for special occasions, the drums blared, the community sang, and the kids eagerly listened for the d...

A "Clean" Election for UN Secretary-General Gets Dirty

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.05.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

Kristalina Georgieva, Bulgaria's Eleventh-Hour Candidate for UN Secretary-General A last-minute push by Angela Merkel and shady elements in Eastern E...

Ending Malaria For Good

Dr. Tedros Adhanom | Posted 04.25.2016 | World
Dr. Tedros Adhanom

Early in my career, I was galvanized by a disease that ravaged my country and many others around the world: malaria. My personal experiences with malaria in the field as a young public health officer twenty-seven years ago had a profound effect on my trajectory.

The Transformation to a More Sustainable and Just World Begins Now

Mogens Lykketoft | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics
Mogens Lykketoft

If 2015 was a year of incredible breakthroughs, then 2016 must mark the moment when all of us begin to deliver, when we begin to make the transformation needed to a more sustainable and just world.

Strengthening Our National Systems Is Essential For Services And Resilience

Patrick Moriarty | Posted 12.03.2016 | Impact
Patrick Moriarty

Climate change clearly underlies many of the challenges facing our engineer (for example driving rural migration and increased reliance on irrigation) and will only come to do so more in the future.

17 Ways to Support Grassroots Change Led by Women and Girls

Diane Fender | Posted 10.05.2016 | Women
Diane Fender

In honor of the women and girls I have worked with over the past ten years, I want to share 17 ways we can continue to support grassroots change and ensure women, girls and communities are supported. Let's call these HER goals.

The Sustainable Development Goals and the Renewed Fight Against Poverty

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 09.25.2016 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

The new Sustainable Development Goals are historic, ambitious and achievable, but not if it is 'business as usual'.

Why Every Dollar Counts for Global Health

Deborah Derrick | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

Every dollar in the 2016 replenishment will count in the Global Fund's efforts to create a healthy environment, which in turn will serve as a building block for so many other improvements to our society.

How Trump and Jesus Got Crossways with Refugees

Mark Moore | Posted 09.21.2016 | Religion
Mark Moore

With more refugees on the move on our globe than anytime since WWII, it's getting harder to ignore them. We all know what Donald Trump would do. Send them back! Build a wall. He's made that pretty clear.

The Millennium Development Goals Were Bullsh*t. And That's Okay

Michael Hobbes | Posted 09.10.2016 | Impact
Michael Hobbes

Yes, they were bullshit. And yes, they were probably worthwhile. In other words, the MDGs may -- may -- have been the right development initiative for the world of the late 1990s, but they are increasingly irrelevant to the one we have now.

4 Reasons to Be Optimistic About the 2030 UN Agenda

Bill Reese | Posted 09.03.2016 | Impact
Bill Reese

If you are concerned, as I am, about the well-being of today's young people, and wonder what it will take to create a better future for them and their children, then here's some positive news.

Fighting Child Mortality with the Kindness of Others

Breanna DiGiammarino | Posted 09.03.2016 | Impact
Breanna DiGiammarino

Two years ago in California, Nikki Miller's boys, Carson and Chase, were both diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Thousands of miles away, Phedia, a 4 year-old in Haiti, was fighting for oxygen due to the congenital heart disease she had faced since birth. What do the two have in common?

Youth as Catalysts of Change

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 08.14.2016 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

We are crossing a path of crucial moment as youth, and it is our duty as young leaders to continue working for social welfare, where there are opportunities of success for all and where poverty, marginalization, inequality, or any form of discrimination doesn't exist.

On the Youth Assembly at the United Nations

Ayyan Zubair | Posted 08.13.2016 | Impact
Ayyan Zubair

Delegates poured in from around the world into the iconic General Assembly Hall at the United Nations. There was a palpable sense of excitement in the air.

The New UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Fresh Water

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 08.12.2016 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

While the major overarching objective is the eradication of poverty, the SDGs cover a lot of ground, including changing unsustainable (and promoting sustainable) patterns of consumption and production, and protecting and managing the natural resource base.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Mahmoud Mohieldin | Posted 08.06.2016 | World
Mahmoud Mohieldin

Consensus reached on ambitious new Sustainable Development Agenda to end poverty by 2030 and universally promote shared economic prosperity, social development and environmental protection.

New Report Shows That Investing in Community Health Workers Is Essential for Improving Health, Strengthening Economy, and Preventing the Next Ebola

Jeffrey Walker | Posted 07.20.2016 | Impact
Jeffrey Walker

A year after the ebola epidemic took hold, we know that stronger, integrated community-based delivery systems are necessary to help prevent such outbreaks and support progress against the top killers of women and children -- especially malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhea.

Can We Finance Sustainable Development?

Chris W. Williams | Posted 07.13.2016 | Impact
Chris W. Williams

As more countries have attained middle-income status, inequality has soared. The wealthiest individuals have become wealthier while growth-with-equity remains a distant prospect.

Transformative Leadership -- A Clear Path to Sustainable and Inclusive Development

Jane Wales | Posted 06.07.2015 | Impact
Jane Wales

Disruptive change happens when government officials, business executives and social activists embrace a shared goal and collaborate with the mantel of leadership passing from one to the other according to the task at hand.

Sustainable Peace for Sustainable Development: Scrutinizing the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG 16 in Question

Ajarat Bada | Posted 05.31.2015 | World
Ajarat Bada

My name is Ajarat Bada and I am the Director for The Missing Millennium Development Goal Initiative. We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to these efforts. Transformative shift number 4 in the High Level panel's report particularly inspires us.

A Chance to Make a Change

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

The Youth Assembly was not the first time that I visited the United Nations, but it was the first time that I felt truly united with a group of young people like me who, together, radiated the kind of dynamic energy that will change the world.

Why Millennials Can and Will Revolutionize International Development

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 04.19.2015 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

The importance of young people engaging with the MDGs, SDGs, and the international development community more broadly stems from the fact that these initiatives will impact our generation and the world that future generations will inherit.

Gates Annual Letter's Big 2030 Health Goals: How Do We Get Them Done?

Jeffrey Walker | Posted 03.25.2015 | Impact
Jeffrey Walker

We see the most effective way to reach these goals is to put authentic, humble, and proactive cause-based collaboration at the center of how we work. We've seen this work well in the case of malaria.

If You Could Imagine a Better World, What Would it Look Like?

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 03.17.2015 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

For me, it's a world where no one goes hungry and everyone has the means to provide for themselves and their families. It's a world where we can be confident the environment will be clean and healthy for future generations.

Reversing Malaria And TB, Other Huge UN Goals Will Be Met In 2015

UN Dispatch | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact

Years that shake up the international system do not come around that often. Think: 1945, 1968, 1989, 2000 and 2001. 2015 may be one of those years....