The recent UN high-level panel report on the post-2015 development agenda alludes to the potential of science, technology and innovation (ST&I) in development.
The world’s latest development report card, the Millennium Development Report 2013, says the world is still short of meeting targets in reducing child and maternal mortality.
MEXICO CITY, Jul 3 2013 (IPS) - A year after endorsing the principles of the green economy at the Río +20 summit, Latin America is making little progress towards sustainable development models, according to experts.
One year ago, the world's leaders met in Rio de Janeiro, together with fifty thousand concerned individuals and representatives that hailed from major groups of society including business and academia. These leaders, in an outcome entitled "The Future We Want," agreed to pursue the necessary ste ...
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Azerbaijan, along with 189 Member States, endorsed the Millennium Declaration at the UN Summit in September 2000 which embodied eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) defining a common framework for making a difference in people's lives by 2015.
The UN special advisor and director of a key science network tells SciDev.Net what the road to 2015 will look like.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is mobilising global action around the great challenge of our time: sustainable development. It is a call that the world must heed.
The High-Level Panel's goal for girls and women is a moment to celebrate, but there is still work to do to unleash girls' unique potential
United Nations — With less than three years before a 2015 deadline, the developing world is largely expected to miss one of the U.N.'s key Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): halving the number of people living in extreme poverty and hunger.
Even though Africa will most likely not meet all eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, the continent has shown remarkable progress. But Africa still lags when it comes to targets like eradicating poverty.
Rapid technological progress has made the elimination of worldwide poverty by 2030 a realistic goal for the post-2015 development agenda, but the challenge now is how best to use these advances, which can also harm sustainable development, says a report by a UN-backed science network.
This month, we witnessed a major milestone on the journey toward the world’s next set of development goals: the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel of Eminent Persons released its much-anticipated report outlining key elements they propose to succeed the Millennium Development Goals when tha ...
Yet another high-level panel has designed yet another “roadmap” to universal prosperity and a hunger-free world – by 2030. A new set of goals is likely to replace the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The environmental and development agendas need to be brought together and integrated for our future. Sharing resources more equitably and abating unequal levels of consumption is the only way we can keep within the Earth’s means.
UN experts recently issued suggestions for a new development agenda for after 2015. Aid organizations say the new plan is too focused on economic growth, rather than looking at the reasons for current problems.
For developing countries all around the world, the clock is running out on a set of key goals to be met by 2015. A new report finds that some nations have made admirable progress, while others are lagging behind.
Global environmental organization Greenpeace, together with scores of national and local NGOs, is urging the Indonesian government and the community to focus on sustainable development and implement sustainable fisheries management.
Indonesian President Yudhoyono has presented a report to the head of UN Ban ki Moon on targets achieved and how to pay for unachieved targets as specified in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for which 24 leaders including Liberian President Ellen Johnson and Britain's Prime Minister David ...
“A promising start.” That’s how many call the 12 new goals proposed by a panel of leaders handpicked by the United Nations to frame the future development agenda, while others fear that the targets could get watered down as we get closer to the 2015 deadline for completion of the Millennium Deve ...
This week in New York City, the 27 members of the high-level panel of eminent persons appointed by the U.N. Secretary General will deliver a report providing recommendations on the post-2015 development agenda.
A commitment to end extreme poverty by 2030 is one of the key recommendations from an international panel co-chaired by David Cameron.
Thirty sub-Saharan African countries appear to have accelerated progress towards meeting the millennium development goals (MDGs) over the past three years, according to analysis from anti-poverty group ONE, which aims to up-end perceptions of the region as wholly off track.
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African countries that are allocating a greater share of government spending to health, education and agriculture are making faster progress on achieving the UN millennium development goals (MDGs) but many nations are still failing to meet their commitments and are lagging behind, a new report w ...
London, England (CNN) -- With only days to go before the U.N. High Level Panel puts forward its recommendations on development goals beyond 2015, after the current Millennium Development Goals expire, progress towards gender equality and increased empowerment of women hangs in the balance.
DESPITE its impressive economic performance over the past decade, Africa will miss the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving poverty by 2015, according to a report released on Monday.
Colombo, May 27 (IANS): Sri Lanka is facing a mixed score card with regard to its progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to the latest Asian Development Bank (ADB) report released here.
The United Nations (UN) and World Bank (WB) agree that Azerbaijan has made a significant progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals adopted by the UN member countries and all leading development organizations in the world.
GENEVA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Work on reducing the risk of disasters cannot be separated from efforts to tackle climate change and to move towards more sustainable development, an international conference on disaster risk reduction agreed this week.
United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Achim Steiner spoke yesterday to the European Economic and Social Committee and other European civil society representatives on the subject of "Advancing Sustainable Development Post-Rio+20".
Imo State Government has expressed willingness to partner the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) office to enable the state realise her goals and success by target year 2015.
Countries are barely funding social protection, gender equality and climate change programmes, crucial for meeting sustainable development goals after 2015, a report by Oxfam and Development Finance International (DFI) said on Thursday.
A quarter of a century ago, scientists could justifiably take some sense of satisfaction from their ability to set in motion policy shifts towards protecting the global environment.
Sustainability is often not given enough thought in development initiatives. The head of the UN Development Program, Helen Clark, says that needs to change and calls for a "new paradigm" for sustainable development.
David Cameron is to launch an 11th-hour bid to save a major UN report on the future of international development amid fears among aid groups that it has turned into "a bit of a car crash".
In the consultations about what will replace the millennium development goals (MDGs) when they expire in 2015, there is pressure on politicians and political commentators to come up with the next "new" idea.
Civil Society Organizations says it is shocking that Zambia will not meet the Millenium Development Goals despite have raised so much dust about the 2015 target
France's national centre for agricultural research for development plans to set up more local partnerships to study topics agreed with organisations in developing countries "for the benefit of the world's poorest people and with a view to ensuring sustainable development".
Economic development can lead to increased biodiversity restoration in Sub-Saharan Africa, on a similar scale to its loss due to development, according to a study.
Manila, Philippines – The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) recently reported that the Philippines continues to rank higher in human development than other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries and is also making progress in the attainment of the Millen ...
Recognizing the power of information to shape better policies, guide development programs and increase accountability, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, along with leaders of six multilateral financial institutions, announced today that they would strengthen inter-agency sharing and collaboratio ...
The High Level Panel set up by the United Nations Secretary General has completed its work and waits to submit its final report to Mr. Ban Ki Moon in July.
Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Angel Gurria has hailed Vietnam as a success in meeting millennium development goals (MDGs) and taking new approaches to social cohesion and poverty reduction.
I read in the Cuban press that the island has already met the “Millennium Development Goals,” set by the UN with a target for 2015.
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is urging Caribbean and other developing countries to keep alive the promise of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
A big difference between the millennium development goals (MDGs) and the post-2015 agenda is that extensive efforts are being made to find out what matters most to the poor.
Ghana’s Report on Post- 2015 Development Agenda for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is expected to be finalized and sent to the United Nations (UN) for the special session of the General Assembly this year.
EMERGING powers, including the Brics countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, are developing countries.
The renowned theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein, once said that if he had just one hour to find a solution on which his life depended, he would spend the first 55 minutes defining the problem. Once he knew the right question to ask, he could solve the problem in less than five minutes.