MDGs

High level group reaffirms commitment to develop framework to fight global poverty

The panel tasked with advising on the global development agenda beyond 2015, the target date for achieving the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), today reaffirmed its commitment to work together on a framework to combat poverty.

UN urges increase in role of financial services across global postal sector

The global postal sector should increase its financial services in an effort to reach millions of unbanked people, help grow small and medium-sized businesses and reduce poverty overall, according to a study released today by the United Nations global post agency.

‘Far-reaching vision’ for growth and jobs urged at start of UN development dialogue

Opening the General Assembly’s dialogue on meeting international development goals today, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson called for a broad, sustainable and” far-reaching vision” that aimed not only to overcome the recent global financial crisis, but also to create jobs and protect the environment.

Ban names high-level panel to map out 'bold' vision for future global development efforts

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the members of a High-level Panel to advise on the global development agenda beyond 2015, the target date for achieving the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Progress on UN Millennium Development Goals to be tracked by online platform

The United Nations today launched an online platform that will track the progress on the financial and policy commitments made by countries towards realizing the anti-poverty and social development targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

World meets goal of boosting access to clean water but lags on better sanitation – UN

The goal of reducing by half the number of people without access to safe drinking water has been achieved, well ahead of the 2015 deadline for reaching the globally agreed development targets aimed at ridding the world of extreme poverty, hunger and preventable diseases, the United Nations said today.