Category Archives: Millennium Development Goals

Partnering for Development

Editor’s Note: The following is the last in a series of articles reviewing the progress and challenges in reaching the United Nations Development Goals.  You can find all the articles in this series here.  Thank you to all our authors. … Continue reading

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Ensuring Environmental Sustainability

Alexandra Varga [1]  The term ‘sustainability’ has become somewhat nebulous over the last decade or so, as it has been used by everyone from governments and corporations, to academics and social workers to talk about the economy, development, the environment … Continue reading

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Can the Spread of HIV and Malaria Be Halted?

Camille Introcaso[1] For some of you, 1977 is synonymous with disco and Jimmy Carter. Maybe for my fellow Philadelphians, 1977 brings to mind the opening of the movie Rocky. And I’d guess that for many of you, 1977 is ancient … Continue reading

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Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5: Improve Maternal Health

Nicole F. Masenior[1] Mee Tu was from an ethnic tribe in Karenni State of northeast Burma, and with her cloth bag in tote and nearly broken flip flops she headed back into the jungle to continue her shift. The jungle … Continue reading

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Can We Reduce Child Mortality? Achieving Millennium Development Goal 4

Martin Rendon[1] When the Millennium Development Goals were set back in 2000, it wasn’t clear whether they would be achieved.  A lot could happen between then and 2015, the target year.  And it did:  major terrorist attacks, unprecedented natural disasters, … Continue reading

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Progress on Millennium Development Goal #3: Promoting Gender Equality and Empowering Women

Sr. Nancy Bramlage, SC[1] How is our global society doing in the three targeted areas for this goal: Education, Employment, and Political Power for women? Eliminate gender disparity in education Quick fact: For girls in some regions, education remains elusive. … Continue reading

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Educating All: Progress of Millennium Development Goal 2 (Universal Primary Education)

Bro. Steven O’Neil, SM[1] The target for this goal is to ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling. In the developing world as a whole, enrollment … Continue reading

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