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UN MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Let's Work Together to Get Every Child in School by the End of 2015
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; UN Special Envoy ...
While the world promised that by the end of next year every single child would be at school, the total figure for children who are being deprived not just of an education but of the oxygen of opportunity was
57 million last year
We Need More Women's Voices Influencing Our Future Global Goals
Laura N. Henderson
Director of Education Policy, Women Thrive Worldwide
Thirteen years ago, at the September 2000 United Nations Millennium Summit, the largest-ever gathering of world leaders pledged to work together over the next 15 years to cut hunger and poverty in half, achieve universal primary education, eliminate gender inequalities, and protect the environment.
Ensuring the Next Generation of Africans is HIV-Free
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN
President and CEO, Jhpiego
Cecily Wanyaga, an HIV-positive mother and fruit vender from Evurore, Kenya, clearly understood the potential risks of having another child given her compromised health status, but thankfully, she also knew exactly what she could do to prevent the transmission of this deadly virus to her newborn.
Voices Of A Silent Majority
The problem of mental illness has long been ignored. In the fast paced and complex world we live in, the time has now come that it cannot be neglected anymore.
Quantity Too Often Outweighs Quality in Africa's Education Push
2013 New Voices Fellow, Aspen Institute
The U.N. Millennium Development Goals have a strong focus on ensuring that by 2015, children everywhere will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling.
Taking Concepts to Scale: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria
Dr. Annika Sweetland
Dr. Ishiyaku M. Mohammed
At first glance, achieving these goals promptly in a country like Nigeria may seem like a pipedream. The eighth largest nation in the world, Nigeria hosts 1/5 of the population of Sub-Saharan Africa, over half of which lives on less than $1 a day.
How Quickly Are Countries Progressing Toward the Millennium Development Goals?
Global Policy Director, ONE
The United Nations recently published the 2011 World Economic Situation and Prospects report. But the picture that was painted by a highly simplistic brush.
On the World Stage, U.S. Falls Flat on Women's Equality
In These Times and CultureStrike
The Senate's failure on Paycheck Fairness appears to be entirely consistent with our global outlook. U.S. hypocrisy is exposed when addressing the most blatant human rights crises on a global scale.
Obama's New Plan to Fight Poverty Gets the Purpose Right
Vice President for Policy and Campaigns, Oxfam America
Only Good Governance Can Guarantee Africa Achieving the Millennium Development Goals
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.
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5 Ways To Combat Pneumonia Globally
Dr. Orin Levine
Director of Vaccine Delivery, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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.
Why We Shouldn't Look Away From the Mistreatment of Girls Worldwide
Kathy Bushkin Calvin
President and CEO, United Nations Foundation
Madonna, Africa and Child Mortality
James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation
The deaths of African children are all about food, water and cooking stoves. There is usually no public health system in place to address this tragic litany of otherwise very approachable issues.
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