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1/3rd of world`s extreme poor in India; highest under-5 deaths

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 15:55

One third of the extreme poor global population reside in India which has also recorded the highest number of under-five deaths in the world, the latest UN Millennium Development Goals report has said.

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.

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.

India pursuing `inclusive growth` schemes: Krishna

Last Updated: Thursday, September 23, 2010, 14:15

Though India still has to travel a long distance to eradicate poverty, it is pursuing various "inclusive growth" schemes which have been designed to ensure that all sections of society benefit from them.

India beats the drums for MDGs

Last Updated: Friday, September 10, 2010, 13:42

Indian percussionists and musicians will stand up and make a noise, literally, to create awareness about the Millennium Development Goals ahead of a review meeting at the United Nations General Assembly Summit.

India`s Millennium Development Goals found tardy

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 08, 2010, 17:38

Despite some movement in primary education, assured rural employment and access to potable water, India continues to lag behind in realising the Millennium Development Goals set for 2015 by the UN, says a new report.