Health and Education For All: Blogs tagged 'MDGs'

18 June 2014 | Winnie Byanyima
Two major injustices – inequality and climate change – are threatening to undermine the efforts of millions of people to escape poverty and hunger. By concentrating wealth and power in the hands of a few, inequality robs the poorest people of the support they need to improve their lives. And as climate change devastates crops and livelihoods, it undoes poor people’s efforts to feed their families.
28 May 2013 | Takumo Yamada
In 2000, the world set the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) as a global framework to halve extreme poverty by 2015 and has been working since then to achieve them.There have been some significant achievements, such as Nepal's success in reducing the infant mortality rate by one third in five years.
16 May 2013 | Guppi Bola
In the world of development, money answers many questions. If we’re interested in finding out how far we have come in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) or in what direction we should go for a post-2015 agenda, having the right numbers in place is paramount to moving forward. This is what makes Government Spending Watch (GSW) so exciting.
23 September 2010 | Julien Potet
UN delegates who had the chance to participate in the side-event on innovative financing at the UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals on 21 September will remember this weird and magical moment for quite a long time.The UN’s HiFi system had broken down and panelists promoted several innovative mechanisms to finance development in an old school kind of way, crying just like vendors in a crowded marketplace.
22 September 2010 | Porter McConnell
Today US President Obama laid down the gauntlet for all rich companies whose tax avoidance means less money for the poorest countries. He called for tougher rules all round, and now he must take this message to the G20 later this year to make it a global priority.President Obama knocked it out of the park in his address to the UN MDG Summit this afternoon. We asked for a “barn burner of a speech,” and boy did we get one.The SpeechSome excerpts:
20 September 2010 | Irungu Houghton
Day 1 at the United Nations Special Summit on the Millennium Development Goals aptly found me on the streets of New York City speaking to activists and citizens. A powerful coalition of organizations under the joint banner of the Global Call to Action against Poverty had organized a public rally on the steps of the Lincoln Center.
26 June 2010 | Frida Eklund
As Oxfam team gets ready to leave our new friendly home in Huntsville, and with the G8 leaders are rolling into town, we just got the word that an announcement on funding for maternal mortality has been made (strange since they haven’t even started meetings yet…). What seems like a positive message on the surface in fact could spell disaster for millions of poor people.
3 June 2010 | Ian Sullivan
I love football. I also love working for Oxfam. They’re two of my major passions in life and I can be quite geeky about them. Although being able to name Everton’s championship winning side of the 80’s means I’m a bit more of a football geek. Football (or soccer, for you USA fans) connects people all around the world but there just isn’t that much opportunity to use it in my work.
8 March 2010 | Jacqueline Persson
The W8, a group of 8 prominent health and education campaigners from all corners of the globe, are on a mission. They are using their experiences of working, organizing and campaigning in their own countries, to tell world leaders that now is the time to deliver on the promises that they made at the turn of the century – the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
20 January 2010 | Ian Sullivan
For the first blog of the new decade I want to take you back to the turn of the century. A time when facebook did not exist, George W. Bush had not yet become the president of the United States and a plan by world leaders to tackle global poverty was launched - the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).