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Inequality Undermining Progress on Poverty Goals

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Winnie Byanyima

A focus on reducing inequality was a major omission in the original Millennium Development Goals. Without it, the next set of global development goals is almost certain to fail.

"Parallel Conversations" at the Envision Film Program: Why Artists and the UN Must Converge for Better Maternal Health

Lisa Russell | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Lisa Russell

"Yeah, but he was shot in the back of the head in a playground in Brooklyn back in 2011. You didn't know?" That was how my involvement with the 2013 Envision Film program began this past April.

The Global Nutrition Movement

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stephan B. Tanda

The first 1,000 days of a child's life determines her mental and physical development for life. Without proper nutrition, children are more prone to infectious diseases, will struggle in school and will be less productive in her job.

Can Women and Technology Save the UN Development Goals?

Daniel Hernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Hernandez

We're behind on our 15-year goal to reduce world poverty by half by 2015, yes. But breakthrough technologies and a focus on women's empowerment may allow us to catch up and save lives as never before.

Replenish the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria

The MDG Advocates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
The MDG Advocates

On October 4-5, the world community will consider the replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria. This is a crucial opportunity to sustain and accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals.

Prevention Is Better Than Post-Conflict Catch-Up

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

Violence is the antithesis of development. It tears down what's been built up. It destroys lives, shortens horizons, and inflicts huge psychological and physical pain.

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.

A Welcome Shout-Out to Civil Society

Nancy Boswell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nancy Boswell

The Obama Administration should help ensure that other governments accord the same regard for civil society as we do. Until civil society can safely share its views and advocate reform, corrupt leaders will not be held accountable.

Global Fund an Early Test for Obama's New Global Poverty Strategy

Joanne Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Carter

Yesterday President Obama stood before the United Nations and outlined his vision for the United States to continue the fight against global poverty a...

Tackling Corruption at the MDG Summit: Promises, Promises

Nancy Boswell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nancy Boswell

Corruption will continue to eat away at MDG resources until there is action on specific, time-bound transparency, accountability, and integrity requirements and the resources to achieve them.

Airplanes, Indicators and the Countdown to the Millennium Development Goal Deadline

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Sahr Banga used to go to a school with walls made of dung. The community mothers would re-smear them every few months. When the weather warmed to scorching temperatures, they dried, cracked and crumbled.

Queen Rania Perfect In Persimmon (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Jordan's Queen Rania attended the end of the 2010 MDG Summit on Wednesday night and she was hard to miss in a persimmon-colored dress. She balanced ou...

Our Pledges for the Millennium Development Goals

John W. McArthur | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John W. McArthur

With five years to go, we pledge our own best efforts to work with communities around the world to help ensure the MDGs are achieved.

There's Progress Afoot in Africa -- Focusing on the Millennium Development Goals Trailblazers

Ben Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Leo

Africa's often-mentioned hot spots increasingly have become isolated islands of instability on an otherwise surging continent. Let us put aside the African cliché and instead focus our lens on the stars -- the MDG Trailblazers.

Only Good Governance Can Guarantee Africa Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

Tony Blair | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tony Blair

The MDGs are changing lives for the better. As we take stock, we must recognize Africa's progress in the two areas that success with the MDGs depends on: good governance and a thriving private sector.

Why Global Fund Reform Paves the Way for Robust Pledges

Dr. Paul Zeitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Paul Zeitz

Change is hard. It scares people, even those in uncomfortable situations. As I look at the New York skyline, preparing for President Obama's pledge to...

An Unexpected Dilemma at the UN Development Summit: How to Handle Success?

Todd Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Todd Moss

What if the U.N. and the assembled "developmentistas" tried a different tack? Instead of crying crisis, what if they celebrated success?

Lessons From the MDGs

Jamie Holmes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamie Holmes

Social Protection strategies are not a magic bullet for global development. But they may be a necessary condition.

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.


Climate Change Threatens to Undermine Progress on Development

Sen. John Kerry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. John Kerry

Changing weather patterns will inject an element of chaos into the already-fragile existences of the world's poorest people. The Millennium Development Goals are as good a framework as we have to craft a path forward.

The Global Fund: An ROI that Gives Life

Dr. Paul Zeitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Paul Zeitz

I was near Wall Street yesterday. The money that continues to pour into the investment banks, hedge funds and money center banks is staggering. But th...

Why This Week's U.N. Summit Should Not Lose Sight of Universal Education

Dr. Paul Zeitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Paul Zeitz

U.S. funding for a Global Fund for Education would come exclusively from the U.S. foreign aid budget, and a small pittance of it, at that. Not one penny would be taken from our own children's schools.

As World Leaders Gather for UN MDG Summit, President Carter Calls on Faith Community for Support

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

In a special message broadcast Sunday, Sept. 12 on our nationally syndicated "Day 1" radio program, President Jimmy Carter called on members of all faiths to take action against global hunger and poverty by supporting the MDGs.

Time for World Leaders, and Everyday People, to Stand Up for the MDGs

Dr. Paul Zeitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Paul Zeitz

I witnessed an inspirational sight last week in Johannesburg: A committed group of Africans from seven nations demanded - in the strongest terms possi...

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: