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4 areas to focus on for global health MDGs
Achieving the Millennium Development Goals for health requires the following focuses, writes the United Nations' Ray Chambers: financing, building a foundation for sustainable development, health and tracking successes, and helping existing health services perform optimally. The Huffington Post (8/15)
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IAEA chief: Iran vows to cooperate with nuclear inquiry
Iran said it will cooperate with an international inquiry into the country's nuclear research, says Yukiya Amano, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The IAEA has asked Iran to supply information about the military aspects of its nuclear efforts by Aug. 25. Reuters (8/17)
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Security Council passes resolution to blacklist 6 insurgents
The United Nations Security Council on Friday unanimously passed a resolution to blacklist six people involved with insurgent groups Islamic State and Nusra Front. The resolution also calls for sanctioning anyone who aids the groups. Reuters (8/15), Reuters (8/17)
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UN's Eliasson: "Urgent action" needed to meet sanitation MDG
"[A] paradigm shift in the way we manage our water resources" is necessary to meet the Millennium Development Goal for sanitation, writes Jan Eliasson, United Nations deputy secretary-general. "We have the partnerships and technologies to halt open defecation, improve sanitation and save lives. Now is the time for urgent action," he argues. Devex.com (free registration) (8/18)
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Development leaders note MDG successes
The Millennium Development Goals are making a demonstrable difference in people's lives in areas such as education to health to equality. For example, deaths of children younger than 5 have been dramatically reduced, notes Dr. Mickey Chopra, UNICEF's associate director of programmes and chief of health. The Guardian (London) (8/17)
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Ukraine aid delivery approved but no cease-fire deal yet
Weekend talks among Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany led to agreement on Russian aid deliveries to Ukraine. However, no deal was reached on a cease-fire agreement. Meanwhile, Ukraine refugees were killed by mortar fire, with sides disputing responsibility. Reuters (8/18), Reuters (8/18)
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UN Foundation mobilizes critical support for MDGs
Today marks 500 days until the target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals -- eight goals embraced by world leaders and member states at the United Nations in 2000 to galvanize a global effort to alleviate poverty and improve lives around the world. To mark this milestone, the United Nations Foundation, founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner to support the UN's life-saving work, highlighted its continuing commitment to join with the UN to advance progress on the MDGs. Learn more.
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"We're at a defining moment in the fight to end extreme poverty and promote opportunity for all people. Over the next 500 days and beyond, all of us must do what we can to build momentum and empower more people. We especially need to focus on goals that are far behind and communities that have been left behind. What we do now will reverberate for generations to come." Read more.
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