Millennium development goals: Fragile states claim summit outcome off-target
“Calls by fragile states for greater focus on addressing conflict and fragility have been largely ignored in the outcome document of the millennium development goals (MDGs) summit in New York, but critical donors are at least listening to the growing rumble of voices from developing nations.” (Guardian)
A developing China leads the world toward MDGs
“As world leaders converge at the UN headquarters to review and boost the global efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a fact has become clear that China is taking the lead in this global endeavor. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is slated to attend the high-level meeting in New York on the ambitious set of objectives, presented in the Millennium Declaration following the UN Millennium Summit exactly a decade ago.” (Global Times)
Kenyans rate govt highly on MDGs
A national survey on the progress of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) indicates that majority of Kenyans are happy with the strides made by the government to increase access to education and gender parity in the last three years.
MDGs: Donors hold key to HIV-free generation
“Top UN health officials are confident that an HIV-free generation is possible by 2015, but have warned of the need to fully fund HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programmes to ensure that steady progress in recent years does not fall by the wayside. (PlusNews)