FAO’s "The State of Food and Agriculture –Women in agriculture: Closing the gender gap for development" finds clear synergies between the Millennium Development Goals on gender equality (MDG 3) and poverty and food security (MDG 1). It argues that closing the gender gap in agriculture would produce significant gains for society by increasing agricultural productivity, reducing poverty and hunger and promoting economic growth.
“Score the Goals: Teaming Up to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals” is the title of an educational comic book, recently released at the United Nations in Geneva, that aims to make 8-14 year old children around the world aware of the Millennium Development Goals in a fun and interactive way, and invites them to take action through various activities provided in an adjoining educational guide.
A new matrix is now available that provides an overview of the commitments and initiatives announced during the MDG Summit in September 2010, as well as a report of the numerous side events that were held.
On 4 October 2010 in Geneva, NGLS organized a briefing and multi-stakeholder interactive panel to take stock of the outcome of the “MDG summit”– the UN High Level Plenary Meeting that was held in New York on 20-22 September to review and accelerate progress in the realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Following the outcome of the High-level Plenary Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), better known as the “MDG Summit” (20-22 September, New York), NGLS has released a special NGLS e-Roundup, which analyzes the outcome of the negotiations in light of civil society contributions to the summit process. It also reviews the various plenary sessions, roundtables, side events, partnerships and other initiatives that took place during the three-day summit.