achieving the millennium development goals

24 percent Indian kids go hungry: Survey (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India may be an economic success story. But a Save the Children study says around a quarter of Indian kids in the 0-6 age group ... Read more...

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24 percent Indian kids go hungry daily: Survey


February 15th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Nearly 30 percent of Indian families have been forced to cut back on food due to rising prices, while around a quarter of kids go ... Read more...

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Sulabh to launch sanitation project in Uganda


January 16th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Sulabh Shauchalaya, the low-cost Indian toilet system, will soon be launched in Uganda to provide affordable sanitation facilities in the east African country, Sulabh founder ... Read more...

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UN General Assembly session concludes


September 28th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 28 (IANS) The 66th session of the UN General Assembly has concluded here, Xinhua reported.The General Assembly session commenced last Wednesday, with the theme "The role of ... Read more...

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Ghana to hold forum on water issues


August 5th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Aug 5 (IANS) Ghana will hold a forum in the capital to seek ways to deal with issues regarding water sanitation and hygiene, officials said.The water forum would be ... Read more...

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IT, communications powerful development tools: Sibal


May 16th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Information and communication technologies (ICT) are powerful toolds of development and can help eradicate poverty, achieve universal primary education and reduce child mortality, Communications Minister ... Read more...

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India needs to improve implementation of social schemes


September 15th, 2010 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
By Anjali Ojha New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) India has done well in eradicating poverty, improving healthcare and primary education, but lax implementation of programmes has been the main hurdle in achieving the ... Read more...

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India’s march for Millennium Development Goals uneven: Report


September 12th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) India cannot adopt a "one size fits all" approach to achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, and the progress made after two-thirds of the time-lapse has ... Read more...

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Fiscal consolidation key to avoiding double-dip global recession: Manmohan Singh


June 27th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashok DixitToronto, June 27 (ANI): Urging industrialized countries to avoid following contractionary policies simultaneously, Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Sunday warned that such action could provoke double-dip recession, ... Read more...

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Asia leads in reducing poverty, says World Bank


April 20th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 20 (IANS) Despite the economic and financial crisis that has swept across the globe, the target to reduce by half the proportion of people living in extreme poverty ... Read more...

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India - a study in health contrasts (April 7 is World Health Day)


April 7th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) From becoming a hub of medical tourism to having a sizable population deprived of basic healthcare, from bulging bellies in urban areas to stunted ... Read more...

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Banderas named goodwill ambassador for UN agency


March 18th, 2010 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 18 (IANS/EFE) Spanish actor Antonio Banderas has been named goodwill ambassador for the UN Development Program (UNDP). "In his new role as an advocate for the poor, Antonio Banderas will set ... Read more...

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Speed up progress on millennium goals: UN chief


March 17th, 2010 - 4:10 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 17 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has called for speeding up the progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, Prensa Latina reported. Ban Tuesday highlighted the importance of the ... Read more...

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Global crisis to drag 21 million Asians into poverty


February 17th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Feb 17 (DPA) The global financial crisis could drag 21 million people of the Asia-Pacific region into extreme poverty, a UN and Asian Development Bank report said Wednesday. The report, entitled "Achieving ... Read more...

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India, Nigeria, Congo account for 40 percent child deaths


September 11th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) India, Nigeria and Congo account for 40 percent of the 8.8 million deaths of children under the age of five years, a new Unicef study released Friday ... Read more...

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UN award for Gujarat sanitation body


June 24th, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 24 (IANS) Gujarat's Water and Sanitation Management Organisation (WASMO) has been given the United Nations Public Service Award 2009 for their work in the field of "institutionalisation of community ... Read more...

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Ban calls for ending violence against women


March 8th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 8 (IANS) On the occasion of the International Women's Day Sunday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for ending all forms of violence against women that perpetuate poverty and ... Read more...

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Kamal Nath for more intra-trade among India-Brazil-South Africa


October 13th, 2008 - 8:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Kamal Nath today said that that achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will acquire key importance in the overall framework ... Read more...

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UN urges wealthy nations to boost development aid


September 5th, 2008 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 5 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on wealthy nations to increase thier development aid to $18 billion a year if they wish the world to remain ... Read more...

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Bangladesh may become middle income country in 17 years: UN


August 18th, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Dhaka, Aug 18 (Xinhua) Bangladesh is expected to graduate from the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) group to a middle income country in the next 17 years if it sustains a growth rate ... Read more...

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Canada refuses visas to Pak delegates for World Youth Congress fearing they may not return


July 19th, 2008 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi , July 19 (ANI): Fearing that they might not return home after their ten-day stay in Canada for the Fourth World Youth Congress, the Canadian High Commission here has refused ... Read more...

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WHO releases new report on water, sanitation and hygiene


June 26th, 2008 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva, June 26 (ANI): Safer Water for Better Health is the first-ever report providing country-by-country estimates of the burden of disease due to poor water, sanitation and hygiene. The report highlights ... Read more...

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