New UN projects seek to speed up progress on global anti-poverty goals

Ninety new United Nations development projects will be launched over the next three years, a top official said today, to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) aimed at slashing a host of social ills, including extreme hunger and poverty, infant and maternal mortality, and lack of access to education and health care – all by 2015.

Africa’s efforts to achieve anti-poverty goals in peril, warns Migiro

Africa’s efforts to meet the global anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by their 2015 deadline are threatened by the impact of the global financial crisis on the continent’s economies, said Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro.

Latin America making important progress towards development, UN official says

The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has spotlighted the slow global progress towards reducing gender inequality and violence against women on the first day of a three-day official visit to Chile.

Greater UN coordination can boost efforts to achieve anti-poverty goals – Migiro

Greater coordination among United Nations agencies is crucial to helping countries, including those in the Arab region, slash poverty, hunger, illiteracy and a host of other scourges, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro told a meeting in Beirut today.