A second new study, Development Progress Stories, showcases outstanding examples of national progress in eight major areas of development: economic conditions, health, water and sanitation, education, governance, environmental conditions, agriculture and rural development, and social protection. The first stories appear today on a new website.
Child poverty fight threatened by west's cost cuts, says Unicef. In a report prepared for the upcoming summit, Unicef warn that the pressure on aid budgets will have knock-on effects in the world's poorest countries.
The UN millennium development goals can be put back on track. Philippe Douste-Blazy, UN Special Adviser on Innovative Financing for Development, argues that while the economic crisis has hit progress on the MDGs, there may be new ways to raise funds that will help support them.
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Almost 100 representatives from developing countries and international organizations attended a seminar on the global economy, held by the South Center, a think tank composed of members from developing countries, and China's Foreign Ministry.
The MDGs, endorsed by United Nations (UN) members in 2000, set out eight targets ranging from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015.