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World’s poorest countries ‘flat-lining’

Most of the world’s poorest countries got richer over the past decade but are falling further back in the global wealth ranks, a UN report said Tuesday. At least 37 of the world’s poorest 48 nations have put on positive … Continue reading

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“No Woman, No Cry” is coming to your living room!

Every Mother Counts seeks to engage new audiences to better understand the challenges and the solutions while encouraging them to take action to improve the lives of girls and women worldwide. http://www.everymothercounts.org/

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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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Human Development Report 2010

The 20th anniversary edition of UNDP’s annual Human Development Report documents extraordinary and often overlooked progress in health and education in most developing countries over the past four decades, as measured by the Report’s Human Development Index. Though these advances … Continue reading

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Global Development: An Excellent Website

The global development website is a partnership between the Guardian and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to bringing innovations in health and development to the global community. http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development

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Ghana on track to halve hunger by 2015

Teetering on the brink of economic collapse three decades ago, Ghana has since made extraordinary development progress. As part of its Development Progress project, theOverseas Development Institute looks at how sustained agricultural growth has put Ghana in pole position to become … Continue reading

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Hans Rosling: The good news of the decade?

Hans Rosling reframes 10 years of UN data with his spectacular visuals, lighting up an astonishing — mostly unreported — piece of front-page-worthy good news. Along the way, he debunks one flawed approach to stats that blots out such vital … Continue reading

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Global Fight Against AIDS Falters as Pledges Fail to Reach Goal of $13 Billion

In another signal that the global battle against AIDS is falling apart for lack of money, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria failed on Tuesday to reach even its lowest “austerity level” fund-raising target of $13 billion — … Continue reading

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M.D.G.’s for Beginners … and Finishers

The M.D.G.’s are possibly the most visionary deal that most people have never heard of. In the run-up to the 21st century, a grand global bargain was negotiated at a series of summit meetings and then signed in 2000. The United … Continue reading

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Plea to refocus UN millennium goals

Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general, has opened the annual UN General Assembly summit with a plea to the presidents, prime ministers and kings to use their power to meet UN goals to help the world’s poorest by 2015. Ten years after … Continue reading

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