Daily Archives: April 18, 2011

MDG poverty goals may be achieved, but child mortality is not improving

Two-thirds of developing countries are on track or close to meeting the millennium development goal (MDG) targets for extreme poverty and hunger, say the World Bank and the IMF. According to the Global Monitoring Report, released on Friday in Washington during the Bretton Woods spring … Continue reading

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Decision looms on Mekong River dam opposed by conservation groups

The Mekong River Commission gathers in Vientiane tomorrow to consider the Xayaburi (also spelled Sayabouly) dam. On Friday, they are expected to make a final recommendation to the four member states:Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. It will be the biggest decision ever taken … Continue reading

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