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This section of the website serves as a gateway to other sources of information on the Millennium Development Goals. This gateway has two main components: listservs and links. MDG related listservs have been provided as a vehicle to get the latest news on the MDGs. To receive MDG news through these listservs, please register to the electronic mailing lists of the websites specified below. As for the links, a comprehensive list of stakeholders from outside the United Nations system - international organizations, civil society groups, and governments - has been made available. These websites offer a diversity of perspectives regarding policy, analysis and research relating to the MDGs.

Listservs




Millennium +5 Listserv

By United Nations Non-governmental Liaison Service (NGLS)
Sign-up for a listserv -- sponsored by NGLS --- on preparations for the 2005 Millennium Declaration Summit. To register,
CLICK HERE


Millennium +5 NGO Network Listserv

By CONGO, NGO DPI Executive Committee and Millennium +5 NGO Network
A series of NGO open consultations are taking place in parallel to a number of ECOSOC Commissions and UN fora over the coming months. These consultations are an opportunity for NGOs to come together and present their priority areas for action that they wish governments to act upon at the Millennium +5 Event in September. These various inputs will be brought together into a compilation document to be submitted to the General Assembly in June. To register,
CLICK HERE

MDG NET
By United Nations Development Group
Sign up at:
http://undg.org or send an e-mail to mdg-net@groups.undp.org

MDG Campaign
By World Federation of United Nations Associations
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mdgcampaign/

UN Millennium Campaign Newsletter and More
Subscribe to the Millennium Campaign e-newsletter and action alerts to get the latest information on MDG related events in your region and how you can take action. More

Inter Press Service Newsletter -- Development Deadline 2015
Subscribe to the Inter Press Service (IPS) newsletter focused on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), linking global policy to results at the grassroots. Sign up at the IPS news site on the web. More

International System

(Listed in alphabetical order)

African Development Bank Group
The African Development Bank Group is a multinational development bank supported by 77 nations from Africa, North and South America, Europe and Asia. The Bank consists of three institutions: African Development Bank, African Development Fund, and Nigeria Trust Fund.
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Asian Development Bank
ADB is a multilateral development finance institution dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific. Established in 1966, ADB has 63 members, mostly from the region. ADB's overarching goal is to reduce poverty in Asia and the Pacific. It helps improve the quality of people's lives by providing loans and technical assistance for a broad range of development activities.
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DEVAID (led by UNDP)
Devaid is a UNDP website focusing on aid coordination and management. It is designed to support the implementation of the Rome Declaration on Harmonisation and follow-up on the findings of the Millennium Project in a very pragmatic way. The website aims to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, learning and cross-country fertilisation of experiences, concepts and activities. In this way, it intends to develop a community of practice.
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Development Gateway
The Development Gateway Foundation builds partnerships and information systems that provide access to knowledge for development in developing countries. The Development Gateway is an independent not-for-profit organization. It was conceived by World Bank President James Wolfensohn and initially developed in the World Bank. Operations began in July 2001.
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Gender Equality & The MDGs - MDGender.net
This site is a collaborative effort of the UN Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE), the OECD/DAC Network on Gender Equality, and the Multilateral Development Bank Working Group on Gender. Hosted by UNIFEM, this site provides access to resources to promote better understanding of and sharing of tools for addressing gender equality in all of the MDGs — from literature on gender equality as it relates to each goal, to tools for advocacy and action.
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Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS
The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GBC) is the pre-eminent organization leading the business fight against HIV/AIDS. The rapidly-expanding alliance of international companies is dedicated to combating the AIDS epidemic through the business sector's skills and expertise.
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International Financing Facility
In  January  2003  HM Treasury  and  the  Department  for  International  Development  (DFID) launched a proposal for an International Finance Facility (IFF). The IFF is designed to frontload aid to help meet the Millennium Development Goals.
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The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was created to dramatically increase resources to fight three of the world's most devastating diseases, and to direct those resources to areas of greatest need. As a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and affected communities, the Global Fund represents an innovative approach to international health financing.
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Global Energy Partnership Online
GVEP is a voluntary Partnership that brings together developing and industrialized country governments, public and private organizations, multilateral institutions, consumers and others in an effort to ensure access to modern energy services by the poor.
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Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has been called a think tank, a monitoring agency, a rich man's club and an unacademic university. It has elements of all, but none of these descriptions captures the essence of the OECD. The OECD groups 30 member countries in a unique forum to discuss, develop and refine economic and social policies. Members compare experiences, seek answers to common problems and work to co-ordinate domestic and international policies with an increasingly globalised world.
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Paris21 Consortium
Established in November 1999, the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) is a partnership of policymakers, analysts, and statisticians from all countries of the world who focus on promoting high-quality statistics, making these data meaningful, and designing sound policies. PARIS21's role is to foster more effective dialogue among those who produce development statistics and those who use them, through facilitating international events, country-based activities, regional workshops, and subject-matter task teams. The work of PARIS 21 is guided by a steering committee with representatives of developing and transition countries from each region of the world, bilateral donors, and the United Nations, the OECD, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the European Commission.
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Paris High-Level Forum 2005
The Joint Progress Toward Enhanced Development and Effectiveness: Harmonisation, Alignment, and Results (Paris High-Level Forum) convened in February 2005 development officials and ministers from donors and partner countries, as well as representatives of civil society organizations and the private sector, to take stock of progress in the wide range of activities related to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and identify the areas in which further, or more intense, work is needed.
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Roll Back Malaria Partnership
The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership provides a coordinated international approach to fighting malaria — a disease that kills more than a million people each year, most of them children — the RBM Global Partnership was launched in 1998 by the World Health Organization, UNICEF, UNDP and the World Bank. RBM’s goal is to halve the burden of malaria by 2010.
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United Nations Department of Information / DPI-NGO Executive Committee
57th Annual NGO Conference -- Millennium Development Goals: Civil Society Takes Action (September 2004)

Water and Sanitation Program
The Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) is an international partnership of the world's leading development agencies concerned with improving sector policies, practices and capacities to serve poor people. Our goal is to alleviate poverty by helping the poor gain sustained access to water and sanitation services. Administered by The World Bank, WSP works to meet the Millennium Development Goals for water and sanitation.
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World Bank's Partnerships with Business, Civil Society and Governments
Here is a compendium of partnership programmes developed by the World Bank to facilitate the involvement of different stakeholders, such as the private sector, civil society organizations, and government departments, in the Banks poverty reduction strategies.
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World Bank Poverty Net
PovertyNet is a World Bank web site developed to provide resources for people and organizations working to understand and alleviate poverty.
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The World Conservation Union
More than 10,000 internationally-recognized scientists and experts from more than 180 countries volunteer their services to the commissions of the World Conservation Union. For more than 50 years this 'Green Web' of partnerships has generated environmental conventions, global standards and scientific knowledge.
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Civil Society

(Listed in alphabetical order)

Action Aid
ActionAid is a unique partnership of people who are fighting for a better world - a world without poverty. As one of the UK largest development agencies, we work in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, listening to, learning from and working in partnership with over nine million of the world poorest people.
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Alliance 2015
Alliance2015 is a partnership of six like-minded non-government organizations working in the field of development cooperation. The Alliance members are Cesvi from Italy, Concern from Ireland, Deutsche Welthungerhilfe from Germany, Hivos from the Netherlands, Ibis from Denmark and, since November 2003, People in Need from the Czech Republic. The purpose of the Alliance is to fight poverty more effectively by cooperating on various levels, working together in developing countries as well as on campaigns to influence public and political opinion in Europe . By joining forces, we will be able to meet the challenges and changing demands of donors. Alliance2105 seeks the full achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
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Caritas Internationalis
Caritas Internationalis is a confederation of 162 Catholic relief, development and social service organizations working to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed, in over 200 countries and territories. Caritas is present in communities, before, during and after crisis situations. Important, too, is that being part of civil society and incorporating the perspective of the poor, Caritas can continuously adapt its strategies to an ever changing environment.
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Center for Global Development
The Center for Global Development is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank dedicated to reducing global poverty and inequality through policy oriented research and active engagement on development issues with the policy community and the public. A principal focus of the Center's work is the policies of the United States and other industrial countries that affect development prospects in poor countries.
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Choike
Choike is a portal dedicated to improving the visibility of the work done by NGOs and social movements from the South. It serves as a platform where citizen groups can disseminate their work and at the same time enrich it with information from diverse sources, which is presented from the perspective of Southern civil society.
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Child Survival Collaboration and Research Group (CORE)
Core is a network of 38 non-profit organizations working together to promote and improve primary health care programs for women and children and the communities in which they live. Collectively, its member organizations have presence in more than 140 countries.
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Co-operative and Relief Everywhere (CARE USA)
Founded in 1945, CARE is one of the world's largest private international humanitarian organizations, committed to helping families in poor communities improve their lives and achieve lasting victories over poverty. In more than 60 countries around the world, CARE -- with a broad range of programs based in empowerment, equity and sustainability -- is working with poor communities to find lasting solutions to poverty.
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Coopération internationale pour le développement et la solidarité (CIDSE)
CIDSE is an alliance of 15 Catholic development organisations from Europe and North America. CIDSE members share a common strategy on advocacy work, development projects and programmes, and development education. CIDSE aims to be an effective and strong voice in international fora, articulating through its advocacy and lobbying work a clear analysis of world poverty and structural injustice
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DATA
DATA aims to raise awareness about, and spark response to the crises swamping Africa: unpayable Debts, uncontrolled spread of AIDS, and unfair Trade rules which keep Africans poor. The organization was founded in 2002 by Bono, the lead singer of U2, along with Bobby Shriver and activists from the Jubilee 2000 Drop the Debt campaign. At the core of DATA's mission is a view that these issues are not about charity, but about equality and justice.
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ELDIS
ELDIS is a gateway to information on development issues, providing free and easy access to wide range of high quality online resources. ELDIS provides summaries and links to online documents. ELDIS offers a directory of websites, databases, library catalogues and email discussion lists.
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Global Movement for Children (GMC)
The GMC is a world-wide movement of organizations, institutions, individuals and children. The GMC is a platform for action and advocacy for all those who share a vision for children free to live in health, peace and dignity.
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Interaction
InterAction is the largest alliance of U.S.-based international development and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations. With more than 160 members operating in every developing country, Interaction works to overcome poverty, exclusion and suffering by advancing social justice and basic dignity for all.
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International Center for Research on Women
The International Center for Research on Women was created in 1976 to fill the gaps in understanding the complex realities of women's lives and their role in development. ICRW is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women in poverty, advancing equality and human rights, and contributing to broader economic and social well-being.
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Make Poverty History
Make Poverty History brings together a wide cross section of 50 charities, campaigns, trade unions, faith groups and celebrities who are united by a common belief that 2005 offers an unprecedented opportunity for global change.
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Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV)
MMV is a nonprofit foundation created to discover, develop and deliver new antimalarial drugs through effective public-private partnerships. MMV aims to bring public, private and philanthropic sector partners together to fund and manage the discovery, development and registration of new medicines for the treatment and prevention of malaria in disease-endemic countries.
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NetAid
NetAid's mission is to mobilize people in developed countries to make ending extreme poverty a global priority. Combining innovative programs with new technologies, and working in partnership with the United Nations and the private sector, NetAid is building a network of everyday people committed to working for a world without extreme poverty. The NetAid Network of people and organizations is 80,000 strong - and growing.
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Overseas Development Institute
ODI is Britain's leading independent think-tank on international development and humanitarian issues. Their mission is to contribute to informed policy and practice geared towards poverty reduction, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in developing countries. ODI produces applied research, policy recommendations, and policy-focused dissemination and debate. ODI has partners in the public and private sectors, in both developing and developed countries.
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Oxfam International
Oxfam International is a confederation of 12 organizations working together in more than 100 countries to find lasting solutions to poverty, suffering and injustice. The Oxfams are strategic funders of development projects; providing emergency relief in times of crisis; and campaigning for social and economic justice.
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Save the Children
Save the Children was founded in the United States in 1932 as a nonprofit child-assistance organization to make lasting positive change in the lives of children in need. Today Save the Children works in 17 states across the United States as well as in over 40 other countries in the developing world to help children and families improve their health, education and economic opportunities. They help mobilize rapid life-support assistance for children and families caught in the tragedies of natural and man-made disasters.
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Social Watch
Social Watch is an international network informed by national citizens' groups - from both developed and developing countries - aiming at following up the fulfillment of the internationally agreed commitments on poverty eradication and equality. These national groups report, through the national Social Watch report, on the progress - or regression - towards these commitments and goals.
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Third World Network
The Third World Network is an independent non-profit international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North- South issues. Its objectives are to conduct research on economic, social and environmental issues pertaining to the South; to publish books and magazines; to organize and participate in seminars; and to provide a platform representing broadly Southern interests and perspectives at international fora such as the UN conferences and processes.
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Trocaire
Trócaire is the official overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland. It was set up by the Irish Catholic Bishops in 1973 to express the concern of the Irish Church for the suffering of the world's poorest and most oppressed people. Trócaire was given a dual mandate: to support long-term development projects overseas and to provide relief during emergencies and, at home, to inform the Irish public about the root causes of poverty and injustice and mobilize the public to bring about global change.
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United Nations Foundation
Through grant programs and by building new and innovative public-private partnerships, the United Nations Foundation acts to meet the most pressing health, humanitarian, socioeconomic, and environmental challenges of the 21st century. The Foundation was created with Ted Turner's historic gift of $1 billion in support of United Nations causes. This gift supports the United Nations in achieving the goals and objectives of the UN Charter, and encourages greater understanding of the promise and purpose of international cooperation through the United Nations.
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United Nations Department of Information / DPI-NGO Executive Committee
57th Annual NGO Conference -- Millennium Development Goals: Civil Society Takes Action (September 2004)

Women's International Coalition for Economic Justice
WICEJ is an international coalition representing organisations in all regions of the globe. WICEJ works to link gender with macro-economic policy in international inter-governmental policy-making arenas, from a human-rights perspective.
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World Alliance for Citizen Participation (CIVICUS)
CIVICUS is an international alliance established in 1993 to nurture the foundation, growth and protection of citizen action throughout the world, especially in areas where participatory democracy and citizens' freedom of association are threatened.
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World Federation of United Nations Associations
WFUNA is an independent, non-governmental organization aiming to inform, sustain and energize a global network of United Nations Associations to support the principles and programs of the United Nations and to help shape its agenda. The Millennium Development Goals is one area on which WFUNA has chosen to focus.
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Governments


Department for International Development - United Kingdom (DFID)
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Development Cooperation Ireland (DCI)
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Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
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Swedish Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
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