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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.

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.

World ‘within reach’ of halving hunger by 2015: UN report

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 15:59

Although one in eight people around the globe still does not have enough to eat, the goal of halving hunger by 2015 is close to being realised, according to a UN report.

SAARC meet on poverty kicks off in Kathmandu

Last Updated: Friday, April 05, 2013, 14:54

The third SAARC Ministerial Meeting on poverty alleviation kicked off in Kathmandu on Friday.

India will not be able to achieve crucial MDG targets: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 02, 2013, 00:09

India's poverty ratio is likely to be 26.7 percent by 2015 while child mortality ratio is seen at 52 per thousand live births, missing the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in this regard, according to a government report.

A maternal death every 10 mins in India: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 03, 2012, 08:55

India is likely to miss the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) related to maternal health as one maternal death is being reported every 10 minutes in the country now.

India to focus on infrastructure-led growth at G20

Last Updated: Saturday, June 16, 2012, 19:31

Manmohan Singh voiced concern over a deepening eurozone crisis impacting India.

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.

UN chief discusses Millenium Development Goals with India Inc

Last Updated: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 18:20

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Saturday held talks with business leaders in the financial capital on a host of issues relating to furtherance of initiatives under the Millenium Development Goals (MDG) programme.

Ambani, other Indian biz leaders to meet Ban on MDGs

Last Updated: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 14:52

The meeting here will focus on how Indian business leaders can help to ensure significant progress towards achieving the MDGs on various social issues, a statement said.

‘Rajasthan making all efforts to achieve UN MDGs’

Last Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2012, 00:39

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot said that all efforts are being made in the state for achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals.

Poverty reduced in Asia-Pacific; hunger level high: Report

Last Updated: Friday, February 17, 2012, 18:07

The Asia-Pacific region has taken big strides in reducing poverty and is moving fast towards achieving other development goals, but still has high levels of hunger as well as child and maternal mortality, says a new report published by the UN.