MDG momentum – Post 2015

Providing key information for MDG momentum UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for an end to the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals while speaking at a high-level event convened by the MDG Advocacy Group on 25 September. Organized by UN DESA in collaboration with a number of partners, the event featured the launch of a new publication as well as a data tool visualizing 14 years’ worth of MDG data from UN DESA’s Statistics Division. Gathering 300 global leaders, … [Read more...]

Dambisa Moyo – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of one of our world's greatest female minds in the area of the one form of energy that is upside down at this time in history: MONEY. A multi published, world acclaimed author of many books, this powerhouse has taken our globe's world of finance by storm, offering her solutions through her speaking, writing and more ... Also finding time to devote to philanthropy, this woman's mission of choice is the development of children … [Read more...]

World Bank: Women Key to Economic Growth

Currently, barriers of law and custom stop many women from getting financing for business. Removing those barriers can help overcame the gender gap, and unleash economic growth. To learn more, go to: www.womensfinancehub.org RELATED Investing in Women Health - In countries where women have adequate access to reproductive health services -- such as family planning, skilled attendance at birth and emergency obstetric and neonatal care -- maternal and newborn deaths are rare. … [Read more...]

Alleviating Poverty: Mobile Communications, Micro-finance, Small Business Development

Poverty is one of the most pressing problems around the world. According to statistics from the World Bank, nearly one-quarter of the global population lives at or below the poverty line of $1.25 per day.[i] With so many people struggling for basic subsistence, it is hard for those affected to get out of poverty, gain access to capital, or develop small firms or businesses that help them build a better life. Yet with the growth of mobile technology, there are new opportunities for individuals … [Read more...]

Future of Healthcare in Africa

Improving health outcomes in Africa will require a shift to preventive care and less reliance on international aid, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit A wholesale restructuring of Africa’s healthcare systems will be necessary over the next ten years, including measures to expand access to healthcare, to focus on primary care and prevention, and to manage chronic conditions. These reforms can be achieved by giving local communities more control over their healthcare, by using mobile … [Read more...]

Women’s Economic Empowerment and Equality, OIC Member States

Women’s  Economic Empowerment and Equality at the Fourth Ministerial Conference on Women’s Role in Development of OIC Member States  Participants at the 4th Ministerial Conference on Women’s Role in Development of OIC Member States pose for a group portrait. Pictured in the front row, left to right: Maryam Mojtahedzadeh Larijani of Iran, outgoing Chairperson of the Third Ministerial Conference on the Role of Women in Development in OIC Member States; Linda Amaliasari Agum Gumelar, State … [Read more...]

World Bank endorses new 2-year strategy for Haiti

The World Bank Board of Directors this week endorsed a new two-year strategy for Haiti that will continue to reduce the population's vulnerability to disasters, provide 1.5 million people with cholera education, prevention and treatment, and support the repair and reconstruction of houses so that 45,000 people can return to safe homes. The strategy will also improve access to electricity for 600,000 people and finance tuition of 100,000 children per year. According to a World Bank press … [Read more...]

Pakistan’s most vulnerable, especially women and children

The Government of Pakistan is committed to improving its global health index and we are dedicated to ensure that Pakistan’s most vulnerable, especially women and children, get vitamins and minerals they need to survive and thrive, said Mr. Muhammad Ayub, Senior Chief, Planning and Development Division, Government of Pakistan. (..) Mr. Carl Paulson, Head of Programmes from World Food Programmes in his remarks, assured that the WFP would continue to support the people of Pakistan for elimination … [Read more...]

The Brookings Institute, THE BURDEN OF PUBLIC DEBT AROUND THE WORLD

The Brookings Institution and the Financial Times have released an update to the "Burden of Public Debt Around the World" interactive feature, which reflects the sovereign sovereign debt crisis in Europe and issues surrounding the U.S. debt ceiling debate. Brookings Senior Fellow Eswar Prasad and his colleague Mengjie Ding illustrate how the ongoing debt burden in advanced economies is now a global threat. The interactive feature at FT.com illustrates the vast difference in public debt held by … [Read more...]

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