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MDGs
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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.


Most of the world, and much of the United States, celebrated the November 4 victory of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. While many continue to discuss and deliberate the outcome, President-elect Obama is already hard at work. This week, he began announcing his transition team and meeting with his top economic advisors, and held his first press conference. Our next president will face a host of global challenges, including two wars, energy and food crises, climate change, and health emergencies.


Paris, 14 October 2008 – Marina Ponti, the UN Millennium Campaign’s Director for Europe, participated this morning in the official launch of the French Campaign on the MDGs. The event, hosted by the Parliament at the French National Assembly, gathered representatives of public administration, civil society and the public at large.


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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for an “aggressive push” towards attaining the anti-poverty targets world leaders pledged to achieve by 2015, after a new United Nations report found that progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is threatened by high food and fuel prices and the global economic slowdown.


Women and the MDGs Fact Sheet

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In September 2000, the leaders of the world committed to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to end poverty and make development a reality for all people by 2015.

The world now stands at the halfway point towards making the Goals a reality, but results have been uneven.

To ensure the world realizes its potential to make poverty history, significant progress must be made to ensure gender equity.

MDGs Campaigning Toolkit

The Millennium Campaign and Civicus have launched a comprehensive and easy-to-use Campaigning Toolkit for everyone who wants to put an end to extreme poverty by holding their elected leaders to account for the promises they made in the Millennium Declaration.

Find out which skills you need and what tools are available, read helpful tips and learn which campaign resources you can draw on.

The toolkit includes the following 6 chapters:

  • Chapter 1: Guide to Manual
Indian Citizens' Report on MDGs

The report provides an overview on the achievement of the MDGs in India, as well as focused reviews from the lens of socially disadvantaged groups such as Dalits, Denotified Tribes and Muslim Minorities; and across 10 states, namely Orissa, West Bengal, Himachal, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

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Wada Na Todo Abhiyan, which is a network of over 3000 development organizations across 23 states working to hold the government accountable to meet the MDGs and National Development Goals.

Japan and the MDGs

At the Millennium Summit in 2000, world leaders committed themselves to the achievement of 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. Both rich and poor countries agreed to work towards the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, the elimination of gender inequalities, the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, protection of our environment, and the provision of education, healthcare and clean water.

New Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, affirmed the importance of the Millennium Development Goals in his first press conference since the Federal election.

When describing his post-election conversations with world leaders, Mr Rudd declared that climate change and the challenge of achieving the Millennium Development Goals were two key areas he wished to work on.