Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is guided through Mbalmayo, Cameroon, a town where residents are engaged in projects to further the MDGs.
UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
The Millennium Development Goals failed in aspects like poverty. Lessons must be learnt to ensure that these mistakes will not be repeated by the Sustainable Development Goals.
Maternal mortality rates in West Africa is still among the highest the highest in the world.
2013 Todd Shapera, Courtesy of Photoshare
One of the reasons maternal mortality in West Africa is still so high is because less than 60% of women give birth under skilled care.
Children play in streets of village Kandaga, Tanzania.
UN Photo/Evan Schneider
A UNICEF report says global progress on child survival and reducing poverty has left behind some of the world's poorest children.
When asked to document their own literacy practices, children in Ghana revealed a rich life of learning outside formal school structures.
There are about one million children not attending formal school in Ghana, but a programme in two small villages is a reminder that learning happens outside traditional classrooms too.
It’s not just English class that matters.
With a joint population of 1.6 billion, the South Asian countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are home to nearly one quarter of the world’s population. It is the most…
A new study says global poverty is on the way down.
Global poverty is declining and may be eradicated altogether in some countries in the next 20 years, a new study by the University…
The world’s most vulnerable people continue to face massive health challenges..
In 2012, few Australian women will die in childbirth and most infants will live beyond five years. While we recognise gender inequality still exists here, girls will go to school, will be literate and…