Tag Archives: Poverty

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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EU Employment and Social Situation

The European Commission has just launched the latest “EU Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review.” The report shows that, after a moderate labor market recovery which lasted until the middle of 2011, European employment is down once again. In parallel, unemployment, steadily increasing since the Spring, has now reached a historically high level, canceling out …
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Human Development Report 2011

The UN has just published the Human Development Report 2011, “Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All.” The report argues that the urgent global challenges of sustainability and equity must be addressed together, and identifies policies on the national and global level that could spur mutually reinforcing progress towards these interlinked goals. The report …
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Towards a Green Economy

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has just launched the report, “Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication”. The report is structured in three parts: -Investing in natural capital: Agriculture, fisheries, water, forests. -Investing in energy and resource efficiency: Renewable energy, manufacturing and waste, buildings, transport, tourism and cities. -Supporting the transition …
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The Least Developed Countries Report 2010

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has just published The Least Developed Countries (LCDs) Report 2010, subtitled “Towards a New International Development Architecture for LDCs”. The study urges that comprehensive and systemic reforms are needed so that the world’s poorest countries can better integrate with world markets. The world’s 49 poorest countries …
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Human Development Report 2010

The UNDP has just launched the 2010 Human Development Report, entitled “The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development”. A central objective of the Report for the past 20 years has been to emphasize that development is primarily and fundamentally about people. The 2010 report is also about how the human development approach can …
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UNCTAD Information Economy Report 2010: ICTs, Enterprises and Poverty Alleviation

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has just released its “Information Economy Report 2010: ICTs, Enterprises and Poverty Alleviation,” which urges governments to make better use of mobile phones in the fight against poverty. In more and more low-income countries, farmers, fishermen and entrepreneurs have used mobile phones and other forms of …
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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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World Social Situation 2010

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs has just launched the study, Rethinking Poverty: Report on the World Social Situation 2010. The report seeks to contribute to rethinking poverty and its eradication. It stresses the urgent need for a strategic shift away from the market fundamentalist thinking, policies and practices of recent decades towards …
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Achieving Millennium Development Goals

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has prepared the report, “Beyond the Midpoint: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals,” to review the extent of progress made towards the MDGs as well as assess what it will take to accelerate progress towards the goals around the World. Thirty country-level assessments and extensive consultations with stakeholders were undertaken to …
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