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ECLACs Statistical Division is participating in the 24th Inter-agency and Expert Group Meeting on MDG Indicators
Geneva, 16-18 October, 2013
ECLACs Statistical Division is participating in the 24th Inter-agency and Expert Group Meeting on MDG Indicators
The main purpose of the meeting is to review the on-going and planned activities related to MDG monitoring by various UN agencies, and discuss the plans for the upcoming MDG reports.

Seventh Regional Seminar on the Millennium Development Goals "The Post-2015 development agenda and challenges for national statistical systems in Latin America and the Caribbean"
Santiago, Chile, ECLAC, 4-5 November, 2013
Seventh Regional Seminar on the Millennium Development Goals "The Post-2015 development agenda and challenges for national statistical systems
 in Latin America and the Caribbean"
The seminar will be held in the framework of the seventh meeting of the Statistical Conference of the Americas and as part of the of the MDG statistical programme The main purpose of this seminar is to share and reflect with the directors and other staff members of the national statistical offices of the region, and with other statistical agencies participating in the meeting of the Statistical Conference of the Americas, on the progress made at the international and regional levels in designing the post-2015 development agenda and the main challenges in this connection.

President of the General Assembly's Special Event towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals
New York, 25 September 2013
President of the General Assembly's Special Event towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals
Read the outcome document

UNAIDS has launched a new framework to accelerate action in reaching 15 million people with antiretroviral treatment by 2015
ABUJA, Nigeria /GENEVA, 13 July 2013
UNAIDS has launched a new framework to accelerate action in reaching 15 million people with antiretroviral treatment by 2015
The framework, entitled Treatment 2015, offers countries and partners both practical and innovative ways to increase the number of people accessing antiretroviral medicines

Millennium Development Goals are within reach, but stronger efforts needed - UN report
Geneva, 1 July 2013
Millennium Development Goals are within reach, but stronger efforts needed - UN report
The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013 shows how the combined actions of governments, civil society and the private sector have made substantial progress in meeting many of the targets, while also pointing out which areas are falling behind and require immediate attention.

Schooling for Millions of Children Jeopardised by Reduction in Aid
10 June, 2013
Schooling for Millions of Children Jeopardised by Reduction in Aid
Progress in reducing the number of children out of school has come to a virtual standstill just as international aid to basic education falls for the first time since 2002, according to a new paper released before a high-level discussion in New York on 11 June in support of the United Nations Secretary-General's Global Education First Initiative (GEFI).

Post-2015 development agenda an 'historic' opportunity to eradicate poverty - UN chief
30 May 2013
Post-2015 development agenda an 'historic' opportunity to eradicate poverty - UN chief
The world has an historic opportunity to eradicate extreme poverty and achieve sustainability and equality for all through the new post-2015 development agenda, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, launching a report that outlines a new framework to build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Post-2015 development agenda must focus on equality - UN experts
21 May 2013
Post-2015 development agenda must focus on equality - UN experts
The experts called for the post-2015 agenda to include stand-alone goals to eliminating inequalities, a goal on the provision of social protection floors, and a double accountability mechanism to hold countries responsible for their commitments at a national and international level.

2.4 billion people will lack improved sanitation in 2015
Geneva/ New York, 13 May 2013
2.4 billion people will lack improved sanitation in 2015
The report, entitled Progress on Sanitation and Drinking-Water 2013 Update, warns that, at the current rate of progress, the 2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the proportion of the 1990 population without sanitation will be missed by eight per cent - or half a billion people.

UN's Ban urges accelerated action on health-related MDGs for women, children
6 May 2013
UN's Ban urges accelerated action on health-related MDGs for women, children
In a special event held by the United Nations' Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and titled Meeting the Challenges of the Health MDGs and Beyond.

FAO recognizes Nicaragua's efforts in the fight against hunger
Rome, 23 April 2013
FAO recognizes Nicaragua's efforts in the fight against hunger
Between 1990 and 2010, Nicaragua reduced the prevalence of undernourishment in the country from 55.1% to 20.1%, thus successfully meeting Millennium Development Goal 1, which is to halve the proportion of people suffering from hunger.

Historic Goals to End Extreme Poverty Endorsed by World Bank Governors
Washington, April 20, 2013
Historic Goals to End Extreme Poverty Endorsed by World Bank Governors
A new analysis of extreme poverty released by the World Bank earlier this week showed that there are still 1.2 billion people living in extreme poverty (21 percent of the developing world population in 2010) and despite recent impressive progress, Sub-Saharan Africa still accounts for more than one-third of the world's extreme poor.

High-Level Panel of eminent persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda is holding its fourth consultative meeting in Bali, Indonesia from 25 to 27 March 2013.
Bali, Indonesia, 27 March 2013
High-Level Panel of eminent persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda is holding its fourth consultative meeting in Bali, Indonesia from 25 to 27 March 2013.
The discussions of the Panel in Bali focused on Partnership and Cooperation for Development, with a focus on strategies for implementation and opportunities to shape a global consensus on the new development agenda.

World Tuberculosis Day "Stop TB in My Lifetime".
24 March 2013
World Tuberculosis Day "Stop TB in My Lifetime".
Progress towards global targets for reductions in TB cases and deaths in recent years has been impressive, but the global burden remains huge and significant challenges persist: in 2011, there were an estimated 8.7 million new cases of TB and 1.4 million people died from TB

Priorities for global development agenda shaped by unprecedented public outreach effort
New York, 21 March 2013
Priorities for global development agenda shaped by unprecedented public outreach effort
The consultations point to the need for a universal agenda to address challenges like environmental degradation, unemployment, and violence.

International Day of Forests
21 March, 2013
International Day of Forests
Forests and tree cover combat land degradation and desertification by stabilizing soils, reducing water and wind erosion and maintaining nutrient cycling in soils.

New metric to be launched on hunger and food insecurity
Rome, 13 March 2013
New metric to be launched on hunger and food insecurity
FAO's Voices of the Hungry project to be tested on a pilot basis

New UN survey 'My World' lets citizens vote on future development priorities
12 March 2013
New UN survey 'My World' lets citizens vote on future development priorities
Thousands of people from 189 countries have already voted during an initial roll-out period, and preliminary results show education is the issue that people think is most important for improving their lives. An honest and responsive government, health, water, sanitation and job and food security have also been considered major priorities.

Gender equality essential for women's economic participation - UN officials
6 March 2013
Gender equality essential for women's economic participation - UN officials
Senior United Nations officials today emphasized that women will not be able to fully participate in their countries' economic and political activities until gender equality is achieved, during an event focusing on how businesses can help empower women.

ECLAC will hold the Conference on Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: Follow-up to the development agenda beyond 2015 and Rio+20
Bógota, 5-9 of March 2013
ECLAC will hold the Conference on Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: Follow-up to the development agenda beyond 2015 and Rio+20
The meeting will focus on development goals, global and regional governance and the discussion, from a regional perspective, of agreements adopted in order to inform the ongoing global processes.

Despite significant progress on development goals, many challenges remain - UN official
Bogotá, Colombia, 27 February 2013
Despite significant progress on development goals, many challenges remain - UN official
2013 global conference "Making the MDGs work"

Economic development tops priorities for ECOSOC, says new President
13 February 2013
Economic development tops priorities for ECOSOC, says new President
ECOSOC will focus its annual ministerial review in July in Geneva on the intersection of science, technology and innovation in promoting sustainable development and achieving the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Food security and nutrition should top development agenda after 2015 - UN officials
13 February 2013
Food security and nutrition should top development agenda after 2015 - UN officials
Opening the global consultation on hunger, food security and nutrition in the post-2015 development agenda, held in Rome on Monday, Mr. Graziano da Silva urged the international community to commit to the complete eradication of hunger in setting its development priorities beyond 2015.

Deputy UN chief outlines world body's 2013 priorities to US supporters
4 February 2013
Deputy UN chief outlines world body's 2013 priorities to US supporters
In terms of development, UN is focusing on accelerating work towards achieving the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the 2015 deadline, he stated.

General Assembly creates group to work on sustainable development goals
22 January 2013
General Assembly creates group to work on sustainable development goals
The SDGs seek to guide countries in achieving targeted outcomes within a specific time period, such as on universal access to sustainable energy and clean water for all, and will build on the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after their 2015 deadline.

FAO Food Price Index down 7 percent in 2012
Rome, 10 January 2013,
FAO Food Price Index down 7 percent in 2012
Declines for third month running in December

FEATURE: The UN General Assembly's Second Committee - economic and financial issues
New York, 28 December 2012
FEATURE: The UN General Assembly's Second Committee - economic and financial issues
Sustainability and the post-2015 development agenda have become some of the main subjects permeating its work, as countries set out to prioritize the implementation of policies that not only promote economic prosperity and reduce poverty, but also protect the environment and foster inclusiveness and social equity in the long-term.

New report signals slowdown in the fight against malaria
Monrovia, Liberia/Geneva, 17 December 2012
New report signals slowdown in the fight against malaria
The World malaria report 2012 indicates that international funding for malaria appears to have reached a plateau well below the level required to reach the health-related Millennium Development Goals and other internationally-agreed global malaria targets.

Global Burden of Disease 2010 study
13 December 2012
Global Burden of Disease 2010 study
WHO welcomes the data gathering and methodological innovations of the Global Burden of Disease 2010 (GBD) which has relied on the contributions of many researchers and scientists, including some from WHO.

New UN report highlights value of indicators for transitioning to green economy
Geneva, 3 December 2012
New UN report highlights value of indicators for transitioning to green economy
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched a new report that shows how indicators can measure progress towards a resource-efficient, green economy as well as inform policy decisions that support sustainable societies.

According to UN-Habitat estimates, between the year 2000 and 2010 a total 227 million people in developing countries have experienced significant improvements in living conditions.
Rabat, Morocco, 28 November, 2012
According to UN-Habitat estimates, between the year 2000 and 2010 a total 227 million people in developing countries have experienced significant improvements in living conditions.
At International Conference: "Making Slums History; A Global Challenge for 2020", officials sought to develop specific recommendations and guidelines for slum improvement, sharing and broadening the scope of experiences as well as devising a strategy for revising the slum target of the Millennium Development Goals.

UNAIDS reports a more than 50% drop in new HIV infections across 25 countries as countries approach the 1000 day deadline to reach the Millennium Development Goals and the 2015 targets of the UN Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS
Geneva, 20 November 2012
UNAIDS reports a more than 50% drop in new HIV infections across 25 countries as countries approach the 1000 day deadline to reach the Millennium Development Goals and the 2015 targets of the UN Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS
In addition, the number of people with access to antiretroviral therapy increased by 63% in the last 24 months?AIDS-related deaths fell by more than 25% between 2005 and 2011 globally.

Boosting access to family planning is good for women and the economy - The State of World Population 2012
14 November 2012
Boosting access to family planning is good for women and the economy - The State of World Population 2012
Family planning delivers immeasurable rewards to women, families, and communities around the world. By enabling individuals to choose the number and spacing of their children, family planning has allowed women, and their children, to live healthier, longer lives.

High level group reaffirms commitment to develop framework to fight global poverty at the panel's second meeting in London.
London, 2 November 2012
High level group reaffirms commitment to develop framework to fight global poverty at the panel's second meeting in London.
The three-day meeting also allowed Panel members to gather input from international civil society, private sector representatives and global youth, answering Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's call for transparency and inclusiveness in its consultations.

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