Millenium Development Goals - updates

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#SGS2015 exhibits provide practical applications of SDGs

Sep 30, 2015 - 1:30 PM

Rappler partners with different organizations for the Social Good Summit to provide opportunities for participants to gain knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals and implement them in their own fields

Participants of the Social Good Summit are asked to put their concrete contributions to the UN's global goals.

Do we really need a multidimensional poverty index?

May 27, 2015 - 6:00 PM

That these indices add up fundamentally different things in a rather arbitrary way suggests this may not be the way to go in poverty measurement

Barangay health stations rising from the Haiyan rubble

May 16, 2015 - 11:53 AM

Filipinos in rural areas prefer to get basic medical services in barangay health stations but these are very vulnerable to strong typhoons such as Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013

World Vision has handed over 21 health facilities across its response areas. Medical equipment such as pre-natal beds, gloves, first aid kits, weighing scales, height boards, anthropomorphic measurement instruments and detecto scales were also provided. Photo by Jennina Lanza/World Vision

2016 target: Poverty rate in PH down to at least 18%

May 15, 2015 - 6:54 PM

This target is still higher than the country s 2015 Millennium Development Goals which is to halve the poverty rate to 16 6 from 33 1 in 1991

CREATE OPPORTUNITIES. Filipino residents living in shanties along a river bank collect useful items in the trash in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines, December 27, 2014. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

100M people saved from hunger over last decade – UN

Sep 16, 2014 - 4:15 PM

UPDATED The UN s food agencies still warns that despite the progress made about 805 million people in the world or one in nine suffer from hunger

Children's rights group to Aquino gov't: Address inequality in child deaths

Aug 18, 2014 - 1:23 PM

With 500 days left to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals Save the Children urges the government to address issues of inequality and its causes

More Africans in extreme poverty than in 1990 – UN

Jul 08, 2014 - 9:09 AM

Sub Saharan Africa is lagging behind the rest of the world in its progress with population growth conflicts and a decrease in international aid making the timely completion of many Millenium Development Goals unlikely

DISPLACED. Portrait of a five-year-old boy in a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) near the African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)’s base in Labado, East Darfur, 19 November 2013. UN Photo/Albert González Farran

Maternal deaths falling, but not fast enough: WHO

May 07, 2014 - 12:25 AM

The number of maternal deaths worldwide fell to 289 000 last year down 45 from 1990 when an estimated 523 000 women died during pregnancy or childbirth

Health advocates rejoice over upheld RH law

Apr 08, 2014 - 5:33 PM

UPDATED Reproductive health advocates hail the big victory for women and young people and say they are ready for the next battle: to ensure its implementation

'HISTORIC'. Supporters of the Reproductive Health law holds a triumphant parade after the Supreme Court announcement Tuesday, April 8. Photo by Rappler

1,000 days to MDGs deadline; options for PH

Apr 26, 2013 - 7:21 PM

The momentum that the MDGs created when the Millennium Declaration was signed is going for a final push

Rio+20: Relief but few smiles as deal forged on summit's eve

Jun 20, 2012 - 3:48 PM

UN members on the eve of a global summit backed a plan on Tuesday June 19 for nursing Earth s sick environment back to health and tackling poverty through greener growth

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