World Bank President Jim Yong Kim speaks at Howard University on how the World Bank is working to ensure that the growth of the global economy will improve the lives of all members of society, not only a fortunate few.
The theme of this year’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Leave No One Behind: Think, Decide and Act Together against Extreme Poverty, recognizes and underscores the demanding challenge of identifying and securing the participation of people experiencing extreme poverty and social exclusion in the post-2015 development agenda. Read more about the origins of the creation of the day and what the United Nations Secretary-General has to say about the importance of eliminating poverty in all its forms.
In September 2015, the international community is expected to agree an ambitious post-2015 development agenda (the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs) to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), aiming to combine economic, social and environmental objectives in a balanced manner. At the same time there will be a financing for development conference in Addis Ababa in July 2015 which will discuss the means of implementation framework. A range of reports released this year are helping to frame the discussions.
In the past two weeks, the Unite for Quality Education campaign culminated in events across the globe: From Buenos Aires to Sidney, Delhi, Brussels, Pretoria, and New York, education leaders, teachers and students have pushed quality education to the top of the development agenda.
Today is World Food Day. The 2014 World Food Day theme—Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth”—has been chosen to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farmers. It focuses world attention on the significant role of family farming in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and achieving sustainable development, in particular in rural areas.
The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) announced that the medium of instruction would change from Urdu to English in public schools from April this year. The arguments put forward for the change were to make public schools the same as private schools in the province and to provide a uniform education to all children. But...
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