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Every year shortly after delivering the State of the Union address, the President submits his budget request to Congress for the following fiscal year.
The Southern Sudan referendum is the result of a collection of peacekeeping agreements, known as the Comprehensive Peacekeeping Agreement (CPA) or the Naivasha Agreement, between North and South Sudan. Rather than delaying the referendum and therefore testing the shaky peace, the referendum was pushed through -- despite key issues not being addressed. MORE
The Southern Sudan referendum is the result of the Comprehensive Peacekeeping Agreement (CPA) made between President Omar al-Bashir’s government and the southern secular Sudan People’s Liberation Movement. It was created in order to bring an end to the two decade-long civil war between North and South Sudan, in which more than two million people died. The current Darfur conflict is between government forces, local militias and rebel groups in the semi-arid region of western Sudan. MORE
The G20 has recognised that supporting the development of low income countries, a majority of which are in Africa, is essential to promote their objective of ‘global, balanced growth’. The Toronto G20 Summit in June affirmed the importance of achieving the Millennium Development Goals and set up Working Groups on Development and Anti-Corruption. The G20 has also collectively made a number of development related commitments, including the L’Aquila Initiative on food security, action on non-transparent financial centres, and a Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Finance Challenge. However the donor members of the G20 must also reaffirm their commitments to help developing countries meet the MDGs. MORE
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