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Strong global partnership key to meeting new development goals

Global partnerships must be strengthened if the new sustainable development agenda is to be a success.

That's according to a report launched on Friday by more than 20 UN agencies and partners who tracked international commitments towards realizing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the 2015 deadline.

Dianne Penn reports.

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No “band-aid” for world’s problems

New development goals agreed by the international community seek to get to the root of the world’s problems rather than just, in the words of a senior UN official, put a band-aid on them.

The Sustainable Development Goals, which are due to be endorsed by world leaders at the United Nations in September, replace the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals which expire at the end of 2015.

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UN marks first annual International Day of Charity

Donate time or money, volunteer or act with kindness, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged people around the world as the United Nations marked the first ever International Day of Charity coinciding with the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa.