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Millennium Development Goals
UNESCO contributes fully to implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through its Medium-Term Strategy 2002-2007 (31 C/4 Approved).
General/broad information concerning UNESCO's role in the implementation of the UN Millennium Delvelopment Goals taken from document 32 C/5 Approved and document 31 C/4 Approved.
EducationNatural SciencesSocial & Human SciencesCultureCommunication & Information
The purpose of UNESCO’s education programme is to achieve Education for All (EFA) seen in its broadest sense : education for all, at all levels, throughout life. More precisely, UNESCO contributes to activities that : (a) promote education as a fundamental human right; (b) improve the quality of education; (c) promote experimentation, innovation and the sharing of information and best practices, in addition to policy dialogue in education.The Natural Sciences programme seeks to improve human security through a better management of the environment and to enhance human and institutional capacities in science and technology. Both programmes also pursue the MDGs in particular Goals 1, 3, 7 and 8The role of social and human sciences, philosophy and future-oriented activities within the overall mandate of UNESCO is to advance knowledge, standards and intellectual cooperation in order to facilitate social transformations conducive to the universal values of justice, freedom and human dignity.No information at present
Access to information and knowledge increasingly determines patterns of learning, cultural expressions and social participation, besides providing opportunities for development, more effective poverty reduction and preservation of peace.
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Goal 1:
Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

Goal 2:
Achieve universal primary education

Goal 3:
Promote gender equality and empower women

Goal 4:
Reduce child mortality

Goal 5:
Improve maternal health

Goal 6:
Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

Goal 7:
Ensure environmental sustainability

Goal 8:
Develop a global partnership for development

Progress of the World's Women: Most positive change seen in women's political participation - by Leigh Pasqual
1 May 2003 -No systematic differences between developed and developing world in women's share of seats in parliament - US, France and Japan lag behind 13 sub-Saharan countries.More

HLCP - UN sustem High Level Committee on Programmes
HLCP is engaged in a broad review of its own future role in the overall follow-up to the Millennium Declaration.
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Millennium Development Goals and Human Development
As the 2003 Human Development Report (HDR) will feature MDGs, relevant resources were consolidated onto this helpful website. The site features HDRO statistics by country on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals, HDR Office Working Papers on MDGs, a selected bibliography with an impressive collection of general and goal specific papers & reports, and links to an array web pages on MDGs.
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OECD Millennium Development Goals Website
OECD site with information on Development Indicators.
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OHCHR Web Page on Human Rights and the Millienium Development Goals
Achieving the objectives of the MDGs from a human rights perspective.
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Paris21 (PARtnership In Statistics for development in the 21st century)
Established in November 1999 in response to the UN Economic and Social Council resolution on the goals of the UN Conference on Development, the PARIS21 Consortium was launched to act as a catalyst for promoting a culture of evidence-based policymaking and monitoring in all countries, and especially in developing countries.
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UN ECOSOC Statistics Division Millennium Indicators site
This site provides country profiles of the indicators designated in the "Road Map" for international monitoring, to the extent data are available.
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UNDG-DevLink site "Implementing the Millennium Declaration"
To navigate through, you must log-in. Excellent resource centre for all information on MDGs
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UNDP "Building partnerships to achieve development goals" MDG site
Includes section on Goals and Indicators (with data table), Frequently Asked Questions, as well as background and explanation of the campaign for MDGs.
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United Nations Millennium Project
Stay on top of the the latest news from the Millennium Project, the research arm of the UN MDG Strategy. The Millennium Project Website includes an explanation of the Project, outlining a time line and expected work of each Task Force; Frequently asked questions; and an explanation of MDGs and UN Strategy. The website will publish all reports emanating from the analytical work of the Task Forces (just now starting). A 'what's new' page is provided for those seeking routine updates.
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World Bank Millennium Development Goals Website
A definitive look at the MDGs from the perspective of the World Bank.
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Poverty Reduction – a Global Responsibility Program of Action 2015 The German Government’s Contribution Towards Halving Extreme Poverty Worldwide - by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
germanmdg.gif"We can reduce suffering and poverty in our world. If we all take decisive action, we can help create a world in which fewer children die and more people can look forward to a peaceful future."
Gerhard Schröder
Federal Chancellor of GermanyMore

The MDGs: an information note on selected initiatives - by UNDP/MDGs Unit
The Millennium Project has made a solid start, with its basic infrastructure in place and a first set of outputs delivered by mid-2003. The focus now is shifting to the primary research being commissioned in the build-up to the Interim Task Force Reports, due in December 2003; to the synthesis Interim Project Report, due in June 2004; and to connecting the intellectual efforts and expert networks of the Project to the policy advocacy and analytic work of UN Country Teams.More

Summary of UNESCO's contribution to the pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - by BSP

Reaching the Millennium Development Goals: an overview of the current process and its implications for UNESCO - by BSP

The Millennium Challenge Account: A Policy Paper From InterAction - by Nancy A. Aossey and Mary E. McClymont, Chair of the Board President and CEO, InterAction
This paper offers a set of recommended guidelines for the design and implementation of the Millennium Challenge Account for overseas development, announced by President Bush in March 2002. The paper was developed through consultations with our membership. We hope it will serve as an important resource for policymakers as they craft this new initiative. Our InterAction community looks forward to an open and constructive ongoing dialogue with the Administration and the Congress on the Millennium Challenge Account in the months ahead.More





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