Millennium Development Goals

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The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014

This report examines the latest progress towards achieving the MDGs. It reaffirms that the MDGs have made a profound difference in people’s lives. Global poverty has been halved five years ahead of the 2015 timeframe. Ninety per cent of children in developing regions now enjoy primary education,more

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Discussion Paper - Governance for Sustainable Development

There are now widely accepted arguments that governance is of high relevance to the post-2015 development agenda: effective governance institutions and systems that are responsive to public needs deliver essential services and promote inclusive growth, while inclusive political processes ensuremore

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2013 Global MDG Conference Working Paper Series

The 2013 Global MDG Conference (GMC) held from 27 to 28 February 2013, in Bogota (Colombia), brought together partners playing a crucial role in turning the global MDG agenda into force towards human development at national and sub-national levels. With close than 200 participants from about 40more

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UNDP Global Programme 2014-2017

The Global Programme supports countries to achieve the eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion.  The Global Programme is the architecture that allows UNDP to provide coherent global policy advice and programme support services, based on country andmore

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Breaking Down the Silos: Integrating Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Agenda

“Breaking Down the Silos: Integrating Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Agenda” captures the key messages from the eight-month consultation process that engaged academia, think tanks, representatives of civil society, youth, women and men from North and South who chose to focus themore

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Accelerating Progress, Sustaining Results

The report details the success of the MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF), a tool developed by UNDP in 2010, and endorsed by the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) in 2011 to guide collaborative national efforts to identify and overcome bottlenecks slowing country progress towards achievingmore

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MDG Gap Task Force Report 2013

Mixed results on MDG8 commitments by international community Agreements during the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development in 2012 and recent meetings of the UN, G8, G20, World Bank Group and others point to efforts being made to find ways to enhance global development and reduce povertymore

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A Million Voices: The World We Want

This report by the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) collects the perspectives on the 'world we want' from over 1 million people around the globe. For almost one year, people have engaged energetically in 88 national consultations, 11 thematic dialogues, and through the MY World globalmore

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The Millennium Development Report 2013

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been the most successful global anti-poverty push in history, the report says. Significant and substantial progress has been made in meeting many of the targets—including halving the number of people living in extreme poverty and the proportion of peoplemore

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The Global Conversation Begins - Emerging views for a new development agenda

The United Nations and partners have launched an unprecedented series of consultations with people the world over to seek their views on a new development agenda to build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This global conversation responds to a growing call for activemore

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The MDG Gap Task Force Report 2013
MDG Gap Task Force Report 2013 — The Global Partnership for Development: The Challenge We Face

Agreements during the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development in 2012 and recent meetings of the UN, G8, G20, World Bank Group and others point to efforts being made to find ways to enhance global development and reduce poverty through traditional means, as well as new, innovative methods and partnerships.

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