Parts of Asia-Pacific region lag behind Africa in reaching antipoverty goals – UN

A new United Nations report assessing progress in the Asia-Pacific region on reaching the antipoverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) paints a mixed picture of progress in some parts of the region even as others lag behind Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.

Asia sees drop in poverty but rising inequality – UN report

Rapid economic growth has spurred progress in the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger in Asia, where the proportion of people living on a dollar a day has been cut by half, but inequality is also growing in parts of the region, says a United Nations report released today in Bangkok.

Rwanda signs on for ‘One UN’ pilot scheme to harmonize development efforts

The United Nations and the Government of Rwanda have officially announced that the central African country will participate in the “One UN” pilot programme which seeks to better coordinate development activities nationally.