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UN chief wants world leaders to adopt new development goals

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 02:37

A new universal Sustainable Development Agenda will be launched next year after the expiry of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday.

Europe leaders urge bank tax to battle poverty

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 10:14

European leaders have stepped up demands for a global financial tax to battle poverty.

Asia richer, but still leads world in poverty

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 09:13

Asia has slashed the number of people living in extreme poverty, a UN report said.

India set to meet UN 2015 poverty goal

Last Updated: Friday, September 17, 2010, 17:58

In the fight against poverty, India seems to be winning - in some parts of the country at least.

India`s march for MDGs uneven: Report

Last Updated: Sunday, September 12, 2010, 14:01

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 been mixed, says the latest report of a UN agency.

`India needs to speed up to achieve MDGs by 2015`

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 08, 2010, 22:54

Indian states like Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand need to do more if India has to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving poverty by 2015, says a report by a UN agency.

UN chief names group to advance anti-poverty effort

Last Updated: Thursday, June 24, 2010, 11:27

The group will push for progress in the Millennium Development Goals.

Water, sanitation take back seat for many nations: UN

Last Updated: Thursday, April 22, 2010, 13:28

Even as the world`s deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals approaches in 2015, countries are not making water and sanitation a priority, which in turn impacts other developmental goals like health and education.

People should be empowered to be active participants: Uganada Prez

Last Updated: Sunday, January 24, 2010, 18:55

Nations need to empower people to be active participants in the process of socio-economic transformation and enhance their knowledge and appreciation for global partnerships, Uganda Prez Yoweri Kaguta Museveni said today.

Govt committed to meet Millennium Development Goals

Last Updated: Friday, July 24, 2009, 23:05

The Government today said it was committed to meet the Millennium Development Goals as well as tackling diseases like HIV, AIDS and TB.