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A Million Voices: The World We Want

The United Nations has just released a major report showing what people around the world see as priorities for the future global development agenda once the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) passes in 2015. The report, “A million voices: The world we want”, is the result of an unprecedented process of …
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The Millennium Development Goals Report 2012

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs has launched “The Millennium Development Goals Report.” Three important targets on poverty, slums and water have been met three years ahead of 2015, says the report. The MDG Report says that, for the first time since poverty trends began to be monitored, both the number of people …
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2011 Millennium Development Goals Report

The Economic Commission on Africa (ECA) has released the 2011 Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Report, titled “Assessing Progress in Africa Toward the Millennium Development Goals.” The report shows that such policies will help in the region’s steady progress on some of the MDGs – eight internationally-agreed targets to reduce poverty, hunger, maternal and child deaths, …
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Making Integrated Food-Energy Systems Work for People and Climate

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has just published the report, “Making Integrated Food-Energy Systems (IFES) Work for People and Climate: An Overview”. The study shows that producing food and energy side-by-side may offer one of the best formulas for boosting countries’ food and energy security while simultaneously reducing poverty. The …
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Realizing a New Vision for Agriculture

The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with McKinsey & Company, has launched the report, “Realizing a New vision for Agriculture: A Roadmap for Stakeholders”. The study focuses on the power of agriculture to drive food security, environmental sustainability and economic opportunity. Its aspirations are high, not least of which are to increase production by 20 …
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MDG Gap Task Force Report 2010

For three days, from September 20-22 2010, world leaders will be meeting at the UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals in New York to boost MDG progress, only five years away from the deadline for achieving the Goals. A new UN report, “The Global Partnership for Development at a Critical Juncture” has been published …
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Financing an Inclusive and Green Future

The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has just published the report, “Financing an Inclusive and Green Future: a Supportive Financial System and Green Growth for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific”. The study considers the challenges the region faces in achieving the Millennium Development Goals …
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2010 Millennium Development Goals Report

The United Nations (UN) has just launched the “Millennium Development Goals Report 2010” in its annual MDG accounting. The report notes that even though the economic crisis took a heavy toll on jobs and incomes around the world, the world is still on track to achieve the MDG target of cutting the rate of extreme …
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Financing an Inclusive and Green Future

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has just published, “Financing an Inclusive and Green Future”. The report considers the challenges that the Asia Pacific region faces in achieving its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It also shows how Asia and the Pacific can take the lead in developing a …
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Energy for a Sustainable Future

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change (AGECC) has launched a new report entitled “Energy for a Sustainable Future”. The AGECC calls for expanding energy access to more than 2 billion people, and for scaling up efforts to increase energy efficiency and clean energy initiatives to meet the climate challenge and …
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