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Poverty, child, maternal deaths high in India: UN report

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 08:44

India continues to battle poverty, child and maternal deaths, according to a United Nations report on the Millennium Development Goals that said while several key global targets have been met, more sustained effort is needed to cover disparities by the 2015 deadline.

Make women part of the solution to global challenges: UNESCO chief

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 11:42

Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, explained how the gap between the knowledge and decision making is a big bottleneck in the path towards sustainable development globally.

Need to think beyond MDG deadline: Shashi Tharoor

Last Updated: Friday, November 09, 2012, 16:00

Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor said there is a need to think beyond the 2015 deadline of millennium development goal (MDG) for education for all (EFA).

IBSA proposes tripartite group to promote 'Decent Work'

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 23:37

The declaration was signed on the sidelines of the 15-day long International Labour Conference here. Union Labour Minister Mallikarjun Kharge is representing India in the conference.

‘India to miss MDG on reducing under-five deaths’

Last Updated: Sunday, July 10, 2011, 19:14

Despite the latest Sample Registration System data showing a decline in infant mortality rate, India is likely to miss the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on reducing under-five deaths, experts say.

`Happiness` should be ninth MDG: Bhutan

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 14:34

Bhutan has asked world leaders to adopt "Happiness" as the ninth Millennium Development Goal at the UN summit on reaching the MDGs, in order to put and end to the scourge of poverty, hunger and disease.

World cannot meet MDG on education without India: UN

Last Updated: Monday, April 05, 2010, 13:13

UN agencies have hailed India`s newly enacted Right to Education Act, terming it an "essential step" towards bringing India, and hence the world closer to the Millineum Development Goals.

2010 is UN year of Millennium Development Goals

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 09:39

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon decided Tuesday to call 2010 the year of Millennium Development Goals, which will review progress to achieve a set of eight programmes by 2015.