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The international community stands on the cusp of eradicating extreme poverty and reaching the world's most vulnerable people with “a chance to live a life of dignity,” the Vice-President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) declared today, as he appealed to delegates to strengthen the platforms for...
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have produced the most successful anti-poverty movement in history and will serve as the jumping-off point for the new sustainable development agenda to be adopted this year, according to the final MDG report launched today by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The Millennium Development Goals Report...
The newly released State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 (SOFI 2015) captures the final score on progress made in the MDG era to halve the global share of hungry people (MDG 1c). From big gains in East Asia to disparities across regions, here are six major trends summing up...
An international awards ceremony today recognized the great effort made by countries around the world which has led to the near achievement of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target to halve the proportion of hungry people by a 2015 deadline, or bringing it below the 5 percent threshold.A majority -...
How to produce more with less – greater yield with fewer negative environmental impacts - counts high among the complex challenges decision-makers will face this year in finalizing objectives and investment strategies to bring about a sustainable future for the planet and its people. The way we work the land is...