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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Millennium Development Goals

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Column: Can one person make a difference in the world?
Sometimes it’s hard to believe that you can challenge inequality, but the truth is that our choices will either help or hurt others – so which will it be?
Column: Meet the Irish man managing global change on behalf of everyone on the planet
Ireland’s ambassador to the UN, David Donoghue, could be one of the most important people of 2015.
# Infectious Diseases
Most countries could miss their Milliennium Goals for decreasing child mortality rates
‘Not enough progress has been made,’ researchers say.
Opinion: An opportunity to rid the world of poverty is on the horizon
A concerted push for global development, the Millennium Development Goals, will wrap up next year. The UN is meeting today to discuss what comes next – inequality and climate change must be on the agenda this time.
Column: Poverty cannot be eradicated in a world where gender discrimination exists
Gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of girls and women remains a major development challenge, writes Rosamond Bennett.
Column: From farm to fork – healthy people depend on healthy food systems
We produce enough food to feed 9 billion people – more than the world’s entire population. Despite that, millions go hungry because of unsustainable food production, writes Olivier De Schutter.
Column: If we work together, global poverty can be abolished by 2030
The recipe to fight world poverty is working, writes Hans Zomer, who says global levels of extreme poverty have already fallen to half what they were 13 years ago thanks to focused efforts by the international community.
# Progress
For the first time in history, 9 out of 10 children in the world go to school
World leaders are meeting in New York to talk about how some of the Millennium Development Goals have been met – but others are lagging behind.
Column: 3 billion people continue to live in poverty as the G8 summit takes place
As world leaders prepare to meet, the reality of three billion people – 40 per cent of the world’s population – living in extreme poverty will cast a shadow over their photocalls, writes Justin Kilcullen.
Column: There is a troubling disjuncture between politics and civil society
Our political systems have declined to a point where they cannot introduce profound change in the social order – this needs to change in order for society to flourish, writes Niall Crowley.
# Bill Gates
Tánaiste to meet Bill Gates in Dublin today
They’ll discuss EU budget and size of Emergency Aid Reserve and European Development Fund.
# Global poverty
Percentage living below the poverty line falls globally
However, a UN report reveals that a maternal death occurs every ten minutes in India.
# Advocacy
Bono's advocacy organisation sends expensive gifts to journalists
ONE Action sent expensive gifts to reporters to highlight… eh, global poverty.
# Development
World leaders discuss development goals
Leaders have gathered at the UN headquarters in New York in a fresh drive to meet the Millennium Development Goals.