Tag: MDGs

Sunday Smack

Happy Sunday, people! This was a very busy week in terms of world affairs, and it is not even over yet. I know, once again, the blog doesn’t really reflect this, and I am sorry about it, I have been kept really busy at work these days, I am continuously behind with my reading goals. I’ll try to work on this, I promise. Here’s three short ones, well in fact, two short ones and a longer one for you to get informed. 7 Humanity Affirming Charts from the UN’s Final MDG Progress Report These results are really hopeful signs of…

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Sunday Smack

Happy Sunday everybody, and welcome to the last Sunday Smack of 2014! This is going to be sort of a holiday edition, since most of my favorite bloggers were off this week too. I am still planning at least one end of the year post, but in the meantime, here’s what I’ve read this week. Thawing of US-Cuba Relations: What to Expect Next? A really great overview of what’s possible to come in the bilateral and international context of the new US-Cuba policy. Why 2015 Will Be a Huge Year for Humanity 2015 indeed will be a very exciting year for…

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Sunday Smack

Happy Sunday, people! I hope your holiday season has been merry and joyful so far! Let’s see what bloggers found worthy of posting about this week. The Tsar Meets the Sultan Despite the Turkish president’s recent attitude towards the EU, this Russian-Turkish alliance against Europe was hardly expected by anyone. The Race to Replace the MDGs Has Officially Begun Time is running out the Millenium Development Goals and the Sustainable Development Goals that are going to replace them are being worked out. This week the Secretary General released a report on this topic. Why the ICC Should Be Cautious to…

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MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

No. 3. of the Millenium Development Goals: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women Target 3.A:  Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and in all levels of education no later than 2015 To eliminate gender inequality is one the Millenium Development Goals. Click the picture to learn what has been achieved so far on that front.

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The World is Watching – are you? The General Debate of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly just started yesterday.  As President Obama pointed out in his speech, world leaders gathered in New York, because “others realized that we gain more from cooperation than conquest”. As it is a democratic institution though, there are  quite a few speakers at the General Assembly representing member states that still don’t seem to realize that. Anyway, the theme of the general debate this year is “Delivering on and implementing a transformative post-2015 development agenda”, as this one is the last UNGA…

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500 days left to reach the Millenium Development Goals

“Action now will save lives, build a solid foundation for sustainable development far beyond 2015 and help lay the groundwork for lasting peace and human dignity. We have 500 days to accelerate MDG action.  Let’s make every day count.” /Secretary General Ban Ki-moon/   There is only 500 days left to reach the Millenium Development Goals. 500 Days of Action, that is.  Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations celebrated the momentum along with 500 young people including Malala Yousafzai.   Check the link clicking the picture to learn more about the MDGs, what’s left for these 500 days…

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December 1 is World AIDS Day!

World AIDS Day is held on December 1 for the 25th time this year! Combating AIDS as one of the deadliest diseases is an emphasized goal of the United Nations, one of Millenium Development Goals. As there’s only going to be one more World AIDS Day until the target year of the MDGs, click here to find out what has been achieved on this front already.

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The Kofi Annan Dialogues

I finally got around to watch last Monday’s discussion of the Kofi Annan Dialogues. This time the topic was Young People’s Priorities for the Post 2015 Global Development Agenda. Mr. Annan once again emphasized his belief in young people’s role in forming our future and working towards the fulfilment of all the important development goals. Visit http://dialogueslive.kofiannanfoundation.org/ to take part in the online poll about the topic.

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The 12 Targets That Could Replace the MDGs

The 12 Targets That Could Replace the MDGs The High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post 2015 Development Agenda has presented its recommendations to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon yesterday on the post 2015 agenda, that is, targets to achieve until 2030. Click the link to read more.

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