MDG

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East Asia saw the sharpest decline.
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"We in the rich nations, with our growing social inequality and wasteful use of resources, can no longer present ourselves as the world's teachers."
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Sustainable development, climate change, population, and reproductive health are interconnected and the solutions must match this complexity. A successful climate action plan must include a strong commitment to women's empowerment and reproductive health as one of the pillars to address the great climate change and environmental challenges of our generation.
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A health-worker explaining how to use the female condom in the Coelhos favela in Recife. The female condoms are distributed
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e cannot eradicate poverty without addressing climate change, which is hitting the poorest and most vulnerable the hardest. 2014 will be a crucial year to mobilize action ahead of global climate negotiations in 2015.
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While the many accomplishments of women and girls, so far, need to be celebrated, it is also necessary to persist with addressing the many remaining challenges, both in developed and in developing countries. Inequality in opportunity for women and girls persists, even in parts of the world which are considered to be developed.
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In September 2000, world leaders unanimously adopted the Millennium Development Goals, but standing against the achievements of the last 12 years is a sobering finding: no fragile or conflict-affected low-income country has achieved a single MDG.
Tech
Today, we have a culture of disposability around the products we buy, with technology the most egregious standard-bearer for the concept of limited lifespans for purchased goods.
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There is an unconscious and slightly patronizing attitude out there in the world about doing our bit to help poor people with some aid. I sensed it as an eminent line up of world leaders discussed what will follow the Millennium Development Goals at Davos last week.
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In 2005, more than one billion people still exist on less than $1 per day, while more than 800 million people do not have
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Safe and sustainable drinking water is essential for the health and economic well-being of the world's population, and yet 99 percent of the world's water supply is unsafe or unavailable to drink.
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The Global Fund provides funds and support to the hardest-hit countries that lack the resources to address their epidemics. However, one of the largest recipients is the second largest economy in the world: China.
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Jeanette is five years old but unnaturally tiny for her age. A year ago, she could not stand, play with other children, eat solids or talk.
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The problem of malnutrition is solvable and affordable. But it will take the sustained engagement of local leaders and civil society to ensure we position nutrition at the center stage of development.
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In the course of the next fortnight we are going to find out if the world is ready to follow through on a promise to turn the tide against this AIDS or whether it will stumble.

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Perhaps the most ambitious MDG is the fourth, which aims to reduce child mortality by two-thirds. Progress is being made on this goal but much more can and should be done.