Committing To Child Survival: Progress Report 2013


A new UNICEF report, titled, Committing To Child Survival: A Promise Renewed: Progress Report 2013 shows that if current trends continue, the world will not meet Millennium Development Goal 4  – to cut the rate of under-five mortality by two-thirds by 2015.  Worse, if current trends continue, the goal will not be reached until 2028. The 2013 Progress … [Read more...]

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Human Development Report

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The 2013 Human Development Report is the latest in the series of global Human Development Reports published by UNDP since 1990 as independent, empirically grounded analyses of major development issues, trends and policies. Additional resources related to the 2013 Human Development Report can be found online at Rise Of The South The … [Read more...]

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Millennium Development Goals Report 2012

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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agreed to by world leaders over a decade ago have achieved important results. The Report 2012 was launched in New York by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on July 2, 2012. It presents the yearly assessment of global progress towards the MDGs, highlighting several milestones. According to the report, three important … [Read more...]

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Sanitation: New Focus Area


According to Household and Housing Census 2011, half of all Indians do not have a toilet at home, while well over half own a telephone. Reacting to this phenomenon, Union Minister of Rural Development, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Mr Jairam Ramesh remarked dryly: “women want cellphone, not toilets at home”. His remarks invited widespread criticisms … [Read more...]

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