Speaking at a meeting of parliamentarians and civil society activists in Dhaka, Bangladesh, GCAP co-chair Amitabh Behar has challenged anti-poverty campaigners to think beyond the Millennium Development Goals and to actively place the world's most marginalised at the centre of any development conversation.
"Are we OK to just add a couple more goals to the MDGs?" Behar asked an audience of parliamentarians, activists and development partners from some twenty central and south Asian countries from Bhutan to Tajikistan. "Do we want to just simply tweak the MDGs or extend the goals for another 3 -5 years?"
Over 80 representatives of civil society organizations and government agencies met at Barifa Camp in Arua District, over 300km outside of Kampala in Uganda to dialogue on food and nutrition security in the country.
Wada Na Todo Abhiyan (WNTA organised a Civil Society Review of the 2nd year of UPA-II on 23rd and 24th June 2011 at Vishwa Yuvak Kendra, New Delhi to evaluate the performance of UPA-2 government over the past one year.
A Report Card was released by Shri A.B. Bardhan, General Secretary, CPI and Nikhil Dey, (MKSS) on 23rd June in the Inaugural session.
TOKYO - Aid groups urged Japan on Wednesday not to cut its official development assistance budget, following Tokyo’s decision to slash around 10 percent of foreign aid allocations for fiscal 2011 from the initial plan to raise funds for reconstruction after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
Representatives of the aid groups, who will attend a conference in Tokyo from Thursday on implementing the U.N. Millennium Development Goals on poverty reduction, called on Japan to maintain its efforts to help poor nations while pursuing its own recovery.