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Around $16 billion in new commitments unveiled at UN anti-poverty event

Governments, foundations, businesses and civil society groups have rallied around the call to action to slash poverty, hunger, disease and other socio-economic ills by 2015, by announcing an estimated $16 billion in new commitments to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), at a high-level event at United Nations Headquarters.

Ten businesses honoured with UN-backed award for fighting poverty

A family-owned soybean business in Ghana and one of the leading telecommunications firms in the Philippines were among 10 private companies recognized today with a United Nations-backed award for their work to improve the lives of millions of people, and proving that fighting poverty is good for business.

Role of local governments critical to achieving global anti-poverty goals – Migiro

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today highlighted the vital role played by local authorities in efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – the globally agreed set of eight targets for slashing poverty, illiteracy and other socio-economic ills by 2015 – and improving the lives of their communities.

Global leaders set to meet at UN to chart progress towards development goals

Almost 100 world leaders are converging on the United Nations on Thursday for a high-level meeting to assess how to translate commitments into effective action to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets with a 2015 deadline.

State of Africa’s development requires greater efforts by all, UN officials stress

Africa is facing a development emergency and only concerted efforts by the entire global community will enable it to make headway in halving poverty, illiteracy and other socio-economic ills by 2015, top United Nations officials said today as the General Assembly began a day-long meeting devoted to the continent.

UN-backed forum focuses on development needs of Africa’s women

As the General Assembly meets to consider Africa’s development needs, gender experts are coming together at a United Nations-backed forum spotlighting the continent’s women, who are a vital part of efforts to achieve the global anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

At UN forum, leaders pledge to address Africa’s development needs

World leaders meeting at the United Nations today have underscored the urgency of finding solutions to the major challenges facing Africa, and have recommitted themselves to a global partnership to help the continent halve poverty, illiteracy and other socio-economic ills by 2015.

UN official hails partnership with private sector in achieving anti-poverty targets

A senior United Nations official has lauded the involvement of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in efforts to attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the eight anti-poverty targets world leaders have pledged to achieve by 2015, noting the increasingly vital role played by the private sector in tackling today's most pressing challenges.

Achieving UN development goals by 2015 still feasible, says Secretary-General

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets agreed upon by world leaders in 2000, are still on course to be achieved by their 2015 deadline, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

Assembly President honoured for efforts in promoting UN anti-poverty goals

General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim today was honoured for his work in pushing for progress in achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets world leaders have pledged to achieve by 2015.