Archives for posts with tag: MillenniumDevelopmentGoals

UN Chief Teams W/ Global Leaders & Celebrities to Get All Children into School by 2015

Emergency Coalition convened by UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown – calls for 4 zeroes: zero child marriage; zero child labour; zero discrimination against girls; & zero exclusion from education & includes celebrities Shakira, Jude Law, Goldie Hawn, & CNN I anchor – Isha Sesay.

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Heed Call of Marginalized, End Discrimination - UN Urges on Poverty Eradication Day

UNSG Ban Ki-moon: “We need to do more to listen & act for those whose voices often go unheard – people living in poverty, & in particular among them indigenous people, older persons & those living with disabilities, the unemployed, migrants & minorities.”

Brazilian President Urges Protection of Internet Users

5 key principles: freedom of speech; open, multi-lateral governance with transparency; principle of universality & non-discrimination; cultural diversity without imposing values; & network neutrality, guided only by technical & ethical criteria.

UNICEF Lauds Bangladesh Vow to Ending Preventable Child Deaths before 2035

“There’s a lot to learn from Bangladesh. Between 1991 & 2011, under-5 deaths fell by almost 75 %, thanks, in part, to its commitment to innovation & knowledge-sharing,” UNICEF Exec. Dr. Anthony Lake. “The challenge now is to achieve high levels of coverage of existing & new interventions, such as vaccinations & skilled birth attendants, by targeting poorest populations where infant & child mortality remain high.”

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Blog Report: POSTAL SERVICE FOR MONEY BANKING AND FINANCIAL MARKETS? By Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey
The UPU Congress adopted a resolution urging states to continue developing financial services & recognizing importance of such services in reducing global poverty. During most recent financial crisis, numerous postal services offering financial services saw an increase in number of customers and accounts.
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/postal-service-for-money-banking-and-financial-markets/56635

Blog Report: HOW DOES YOUR HOME COUNTRY RANK IN INTERNET/BROADBAND? By Ambassador Mo
The UN’s Broadband Commission for Digital Development has identified Internet access as key to development, quality of life & as one of key indicators of economic growth. It also ranks 177 countries according to their national broadband policies & how Internet access & use is impacting their populations & economic growth by country.
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/how-does-your-home-country-rank-in-internetbroadband/56451Image

Blog Report: DEVELOPMENT AGENDA & WORLD ECONOMIC GROWTH BEYOND 2015 MDGs, By Ambassador Mo
What happens after 2015 when the 8 Millennium Development Goals are scheduled to mature? While most concern is focused on global financial crisis or economic growth by country, responsibility to look beyond falls upon a “High Level Panel.”
http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/blog_post/development-agenda-world-economic-growth-beyond-2015-mdgs/56403Image