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What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals

What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and was agreed upon by consensus at the informal meeting of the UN plenary on 2 August 2015. The outcome document of the aforementioned informal meeting is entitled, "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" and sets aside 17 Sustainable Development Goals which will stimulate action over the next fifteen years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet. Prior to this - on 29th December 2014 - the United Nations - through its resolution 69/244 - decided that the United Nations Summit for the Adoption of the post-2015 development agenda will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015 in New York, and convened as a high-level plenar...
October 15th 2010: Global Blog Action Day on Water!

October 15th 2010: Global Blog Action Day on Water!

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Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking a global discussion and driving collective action. This year, a world wide survey was conducted to select one topic that demands urgent global attention. And out of the many topics, one stood out above the others gathering nearly one-third of the vote: WATER! Delhi Greens invites all its readers and fellow bloggers to join thousands of other bloggers from more than 100 countries in collectively raising awareness on one of the most important issues facing our world today. After all, clean water is essential for our survival, but dangerously scarce. Right now, almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to
Purana Qila Witnesses Demand for Renewing Commitment for the MDGs

Purana Qila Witnesses Demand for Renewing Commitment for the MDGs

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The pretty Preity (Zinta), standing tall at the 'Make Noise for the MDGs' campaign at Purana Qila in New Delhi Purana Qila came alive with music, whistling, shouting and all forms of noise last Saturday with the 'Make Noise for the MDGs' campaign that was part of the 'Stand up, Take action' global call for ending poverty by 2015. A large crowd gathered at the venue and reminded the nations of the world about the United Nations Millennium Declaration that was signed by them on this very day in September 2000. Music performances from across India lighted up the gathering while the star (of the) attraction remained the Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS and for peace, Preity Zinta. She also read aloud the End Poverty pledge while interrupted it in between to become the pretty 'whistle blower'!...
Stand Up, Take Action: Make Noise for the MDGs

Stand Up, Take Action: Make Noise for the MDGs

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A decade ago in September 2000, world leaders had come together at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to adopt the United Nations Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets - with a deadline of 2015 - that are now known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The eight MDGs – which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. To ensure effective implementation of
Mera India: Bridge the Gap Contest

Mera India: Bridge the Gap Contest

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Unnati Features and Women's Features Services invite the youth of India to take the challenge, and be the change! Enter the Mera India, Bridge the Gap contest By 2015, India has pledged to achieve the following eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Achieve universal primary education Promote gender equality and women’s empowerment by eliminating gender disparity in schools Reduce the child mortality rate Reduce the maternal mortality rate Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases Ensure environment sustainability Develop global partnership for development As an Indian, your role should be to assess the shortcomings and challenges that lie before us, and be ready with ideas and innovation on how our country can achieve t
Safe Drinking Water: Still a Far…

Safe Drinking Water: Still a Far…

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The latest report on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) says that in South Asia 87% of total population had access to safe drinking water in 2006. Another source (UNICEF Report) confirms that nearly 89% of the people in India have access to improved drinking water resources. This symbolizes a good change in the percentage of people with access to safe drinking water in India than earlier decades. As a reminder to all, MDGs are internationally accepted eight goals which need to be achieved by 2015. The eight goals are as follows: Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women Goal 4: Reduce child mortality Goal 5: Improve maternal health Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and othe

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