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Yangon | 5 months ago
Myanmar supports UN in implementing MDGs

Yangon, Oct 24 - Myanmar will join all member states of the UN to support the organisation in implementing its Millennium Development Goals - by 2015 and beyond, President U Thein Sein said Thursday.While progress has been achieved in implementing these goals, new challenges are also emerging with time and under changing circumstances, Xinhua quoted U Thein Sein as saying in his message on the occ ...
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Thiruvananthapuram | 6 months ago
India's stand in UN on child marriages upsets CPI-M leader

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 14 - India's refusal to sign the first-ever global resolution for elimination and prevention of forced child marriages has made a woman Communist Party of India - leader from Kerala write to the prime minister.In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, T.N. Seema of the CPI-M, a first time Rajya Sabha member, has expressed her displeasure while criticising the country's ...
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United Nations | 6 months ago
UN chief calls for innovation for girls' education

United Nations, Oct 12 - UN chief Ban Ki-moon has stressed on the need for innovation to improve the quality of learning for girls.On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child, the UN chief Friday said: Empowering girls, ensuring their human rights and addressing the discrimination and violence they face are essential to progress for the whole human family, Xinhua reported. One of t ...
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United Nations | 6 months ago
Myanmar wants more efforts for millennium development goals

United Nations, Oct 1 - Myanmar has called for intensified efforts and accelerated actions to fully achieve the Millennium Development Goals - for the next two years.Agreed upon by world leaders at a UN summit in 2000, the MDGs set specific targets on poverty alleviation, education, gender equality, child and maternal health, environmental stability, HIV/ AIDS and malaria reduction, and a global p ...
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United Nations | 6 months ago
Nepal wants concerted efforts for sustainable development goals

United Nations, Sep 29 - Nepal has called upon all UN member states to direct concerted efforts to complete the unfinished tasks of Millennium Development Goals - before embarking on the subsequent sustainable development goals.Khil Raj Regmi, chairman of Nepalese Council of Ministers, made the statement while addressing the annual high-level debate of the UN General Assembly, which entered its fi ...
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United Nations | 6 months ago
We're lagging badly in some MDGs: Ban Ki-moon

United Nations, Sep 24 - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday that the world is lagging badly in some of the Millenium Development Goals - it has set for itself.He said this while addressing the 68th session of the UN General Assembly that began its annual general debate here, Xinhua reported.More than 130 heads of state, deputy prime ministers, foreign ministers and other high ranking of ...
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United Nations | 6 months ago
World Bank to invest $700 mln on women, children's health

United Nations, Sep 24 - World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced Monday that at least $700 million would be invested by 2015 to help developing countries reach the Millennium Development Goals - for women and children's health.The funding will come from the International Development Association -, the Bank group's fund for the poorest countries, Xinhua reported citing a statement from the Wor ...
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Manila | 7 months ago
Lack of decent jobs behind Asia's poverty: Report

Manila, Sep 20 - Policymakers in developing Asia need to provide decent jobs, liveable cities and disaster prevention programmes if they want to end poverty by 2030, according to a new report.The report, issued Friday by the Asian Development Bank -, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and the UN Development Programme, said although most Asia-Pacific economies succeeded ...
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7 months ago
Children urge PM to champion their cause

New Delhi, Sep 20 - Over 25,000 children have sent postcards to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to keep issues that concern them in focus at the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly, NGO World Vision India said. The over 25,000 postcards from children across the country represent the voices of over 400 million children in India, so that issues that concern them should be ...
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New Delhi | 7 months ago
Children urge PM to champion their cause

New Delhi, Sep 20 - Over 25,000 children have sent postcards to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to keep issues that concern them in focus at the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly, NGO World Vision India said.The over 25,000 postcards from children across the country represent the voices of over 400 million children in India, so that issues that concern them should be mad ...
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