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On September 20-22, leaders from around the world gathered in New York City for a UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight poverty-fighting goals that would save lives and provide economic opportunity for millions if achieved by their 2015 deadlines.
So what were some of the highlights from the multi-day Summit? UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon launched the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health; President Obama officially unveiled the U.S. Global Development Policy (the first of its kind!); a number of world leaders speeches focused on results, accountability and ownership; and a host of countries showed that they were determined to make development assistance a key priority, even in these tough economic times.
For greater detail on what happened during the UN MDG Summit (including the key takeaways from above), make sure to read our policy briefs and blog posts below. And in case you missed it, you can check out our live coverage of the MDG Summit from NYC here.
At the UN MDG Summit in New York City, world leaders released a strategy to meet the eight MDGs by 2015, called "Keeping the Promise - United to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals." This document offers ONE's analyais of this official communiqué.
Although sub-Saharan Africa remains the furthest of any region from meeting the MDGs, a growing group of countries (Ethiopia, Rwanda, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Burkina Faso and Malawi) are making significant progress towards multiple goals. Here is a quick snapshot of the continent's progress towards the MDGs. MORE
This blog post was originally published on Huffington Post Impact. It highlights our new report on the Millennium Development Goals, "What the World Wants." The UN-led process for determining the next round of global development goals is officially underway. Politicians, technocrats, and bureaucrats have been effectively deputized to determine what ... More
This blog from Jens Sedemund, Executive Adviser at the OECD originally appeared in the Huffington Post"GIVE a man a fish and you feed him for a day, TEACH a man to fish and you feed him for life." This may well be the most famous proverb to capture the ... More
This post was originally published today in the Huffington Post UK. This week we celebrated Nelson Mandela’s birthday and it is a time for us to reflect on the achievements of the great man. I was lucky enough to share a stage with him in Trafalgar Square in 2005 ... More
I am attending the Conference of African Finance and Health Ministers with African health advocates in Tunis, Tunisia this week to discuss how they plan to meet the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. We have less than three years to go to reach these goals, and Africa still ... More
On September 6th 2000, under the aegis of the United Nations, 189 state leaders signed the Millennium Declaration and made a commitment for 8 ambitious objectives: drastically reducing extreme poverty, hunger, HIV and malaria, illiteracy, the degradation of the environment, discrimination toward women, child mortality but also improving maternal health ... More
I attended a celebration of International Women’s Day in Austin, Texas a few weeks ago. We had an incredible line up of attendees, including County Commissioner Margaret Gomez, District Clerk Amalia Rodriguez-Mendoza, and women from World Vision, Nuru International and Congressman Doggett’s office who joined ONE members to ... More
ONE CEO David Lane issued the following statement on President Obama's United States Global Development Strategy laid out today at the UN Millennium Development Goals Summit: MORE
U.S. ONE Executive Director Sheila Nix released the following statement regarding the contents of a draft UN accord to be adopted at the Millennium Development Goals summit this month. MORE