Millennium Development Goals: EU gives additional support to 36 countries for tackling major development challenges

January 30, 2012

European Commission At the Millennium Summit in 2000, the UN agreed to adopt a list of eight goals of international development that should be achieved by 2015 in order to reduce extreme poverty. Meeting these Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is one of the main objectives of EU development policy, as most recently reflected in the EU’s “Agenda for Change”, a new communication to refocus EU’s aid on fewer sectors and those countries most in need. Read the rest of this entry »


Launch of the African MDG Report 2011

October 11, 2011

Africa Governance Institute October 6 saw the release of “Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)”, a yearly regional report on the written by UNDP/RBA, The African Development Bank, The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union Commission. Read the rest of this entry »


EU €1 billion MDG initiative

October 10, 2011

European Commission Water and sanitation, maternal health, hunger and child mortality: those Millennium Development Goals that are most off-tracks will be allocated an additional €1bn by the European Commission, said EU Commissioner Piebalgs today during a round table on Nutrition at the UN General Assembly. The European Commission is finalising the identification of the projects presented by African, Caribbean and Pacific countries themselves. Read the rest of this entry »


Commissioner Piebalgs to visit Lesotho and announce €15 million aid for better access to water

October 10, 2011

European Commission European Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs will arrive for a two-day visit in Lesotho on 12 September. The visit takes place in the context of the country’s preparations for local and parliamentary elections while dealing with the effects of a severe fiscal crisis. Read the rest of this entry »


Nigeria: Assembly mobilises support for MDGs

July 15, 2010

The Nigerian Tribune Online The House of Representatives is billed to hold a public hearing on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) this week, as part of efforts aimed at reviewing its progress. Idowu Samuel, examines the unaddressed issues of MDGs by the legislature. At the break of the present millennium in 2000, one major fear that reverberated in the considerations of world leaders was the imminence of a heavy pang of poverty likely to lead the world to doom sooner than expected. It was imperative that they should act quickly to prevent poverty from spreading uncontrollably. Read the rest of this entry »


Less Than Half of EU Aid Tackles Poverty

September 22, 2008

Less than half of development aid approved by the European Commission is explicitly linked to international objectives on reducing poverty, a new study has found, says David Cronin on IPS.
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