Achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals

This blog's purpose is to connect in an every widening and deepening manner with others across the globe in support of the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals.

Let's be the first generation to end poverty by 2015 with the United Nations' Eight Goal Millennium Campaign.
1. End Hunger 2. Universal Education 3. Gender Equity 4. Child Health 5. Maternal Health 6. Combat HIV/AIDS and other diseases 7. Environmental Sustainability 8. Global Partnership.

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What If - Millennium Development Goals Ending Poverty 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Finding the UN Chronicle | A magazine for the United Nations

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This blog is still more of a learning tool for me than anything else. I am constantly finding new resources. One recent one is UN Chronicle. Here is a recent issue dealing with hunger I ran across when working on the Making Hope Last Longer Than Hunger post. I plan on adding this as one of the ongoing resources for this blog.

  • Losing 25,000 to Hunger Every Day. From the UN Chronicles

    tags: mdg1, blogging, hunger

    • During the past two decades, population growth, improvement in incomes and diversification of diets have steadily increased the demand for food. Prior to 2000, food prices were in decline, largely through record harvests. At the same time, however, public and private investment in agriculture, especially in the production of staple food, decreased, which led to stagnant or declining crop yields in most developing countries.1 Rapid urbanization has led to the conversion of farmland to non-agricultural uses, and low food prices have encouraged farmers to shift to alternative food and non-food crops. Long-term unstable land use has also caused land degradation, soil erosion, nutrient depletion, water scarcity and disruption of biological cycles.

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