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The Deputy Director of the UN Millennium Campaign for Africa has urged campaigners attending a retreat in the Malawian city of Lilongwe to make 2010 a major turning point for the continent.

“In the coming year, let us reignite the wind of change that swept across Africa during the 1960s; the change that freed African people from the bondage of colonialism, apartheid and slavery,” Charles Abugre said.


In Bangladesh, government officials, professors and anti-poverty campaigners recently demanded a National Sharing Meeting on the progress of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The officials also presented a shadow report on December 9 in an event organized by SUPRO, a national network of grass roots organizations, at the Press Club in Dhaka.


Nairobi, November 30, 2009: The United Nations Millennium Campaign in Africa is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Charles Abugre as its new Deputy Director for Africa. The The position of Deputy Director for Africa was formerly held by Dr. Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem, who passed away in a road accident in Kenya on May 24.


As work to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger and achieve other Millennium Development Goals enters its final five years, attention is turning to the one in 10 people around the world with disabilities.


Twenty-five-year- old Katuri Kodanda Pani from the village of Ipurupalem in Andhra Pradesh who is preparing for the civil service exams, won the first prize in the nation-wide contest, titled Mera India Bridge the Gap. The contest asked young people in the 18 to 35 year age group to think of ideas, which could help India, meet its commitment on millennium development goals (MDGs).


Climate Change has a disproportionate impact on the poorest countries, who have contributed the least to the problem. Africa, for instance, accounts for less than 3 percent of global emissions, yet its 850 million inhabitants face some of the biggest challenges from drought and disrupted water supplies. Moreover, poor countries lack the basic infrastructure and financial means to respond adequately to these challenges. Decades of development gains are under threat due to climate change.


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A special U.N. summit of world leaders, scheduled to take place next year, is expected to make “a final push” to help reach the world body’s widely-touted development goals by the targeted date of 2015.

“We have seen progress, but not enough – especially in Africa,” complains Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who has asked British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to take a lead role in the U.N initiative.


Timothy E. Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation, today issued the following statement on the nomination of Rajiv Shah:

News Image“I congratulate President Obama for the nomination of Rajiv Shah as the administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development. Reform of U.S. foreign aid is urgently needed and we hope the long-awaited appointment of a new administrator will help in this endeavor.


This year, people from all walks of life stood united in Mabvuku, a high density suburb about 22km east of the capital, on October 17 in the scorching sun to pray for relief for people living in poverty and hunger around the world.

The hosting of the “Stand Up and Take Action” campaign in this sprawling township was befitting and showed solidarity with masses in the area who have borne the brunt of a devastating cholera outbreak, water crisis, mountains of uncollected garbage, housing woes, maternal deaths, unemployment and myriad other social problems.


For the majority of the world's population and most developing countries, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the eradication of poverty remain their highest priority.

The impacts of climate change threaten the achievement of the MDGs, but also create opportunities for further efforts to achieve these development imperatives.

The Millennium Development Goals represent an essential step in tackling the climate change challenge in developing countries.

MDG 7 is precisely about linking environmental protection to poverty reduction through sustainable development.