Tagged: Millennium Development Goals

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Somalia and Haiti have topped a list of the world's worst places to be a school child as a new report from the Global Campaign for Education, backed by Oxfam, warned that poor countries are teetering on the brink of an education crisis with the growth in access to education now stalling.

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The world can halve global hunger within five years says a new Oxfam report launched today. The launch of the report coincides with an announcement by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization that the number of hungry people worldwide has dropped to 925 million in the past year.

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A special Eurobarometer report on development aid and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), published today by the European Commission, reveals that 9 out of 10 Europeans express steadfast support for overseas aid despite the economic recession in Europe.

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In response to a draft United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Outcome Document circulating today, Oxfam urges the UN to turn reams of nice words into an action agenda that genuinely delivers on fighting poverty.

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As African leaders return home from the AU Summit, they must now take immediate action to implement the maternal and child health promises they have made here, a coalition of civil society organizations said today.

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2010 saw Europe missing their poverty targets and today Heads of State compounded this by failing to put new commitments on the table to achieve their 2015 aid targets and keep their promises to the world’s poorest people.

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