Sunday, 26 April 2009
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight goals to be achieved by 2015 that respond to the world's main development challenges. The MDGs are drawn from the actions and targets contained in the Millennium Declaration that was adopted by 189 nations-and signed by 147 heads of state and governments during the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000.
The eight MDGs break down into 21 quantifiable targets that are measured by 60 indicators.
Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education
Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
Goal 4: Reduce child mortality
Goal 5: Improve maternal health
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability
Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development
synthesise, in a single package, many of the most important commitments made separately at the international conferences and summits of the 1990s;
recognise explicitly the interdependence between growth, poverty reduction and sustainable development; acknowledge that development rests on the foundations of democratic governance, the rule of law, respect for human rights and peace and security;
are based on time-bound and measurable targets accompanied by indicators for monitoring progress; and bring together, in the eighth Goal, the responsibilities of developing countries with those of developed countries, founded on a global partnership endorsed at the International Conference on Financing for Development in Monterrey, Mexico in March 2002, and again at the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development in August 2002.
Implementation of the MDGs:
In 2001, in response to the world leaders' request, UN Secretary General presented the Road Map Towards the Implementation of the United Nations Millennium Declaration, an integrated and comprehensive overview of the situation, outlining potential strategies for action designed to meet the goals and commitments of the Millennium Declaration.The road map has been followed up since then with annual reports. In 2002, the annual report focused on progress made in the prevention of armed conflict and the treatment and prevention of diseases, including HIV/AIDS and Malaria. In 2003, emphasis was placed on strategies for development and strategies for sustainable development. In 2004, it was on bridging the digital divide and curbing transnational crime.
In 2005, the Secretary-General prepared the first comprehensive five-yearly report on progress toward achieving the MDGs The report reviews the implementation of decisions taken at the international conferences and special sessions on the least developed countries, progress on HIV/AIDS and financing for development and sustainable development.
Posted by Krajend at 09:09
Friday, 24 April 2009
What a miracle of modern architecture ! It is being designed for Dubahi, where not only the top floor of skyscrapper rotates, but each floor rotates as programmed. This is the first digital building going to be constructed soon which more beautiful, more demanding and more environmentally friendly ! You are requested to watch it and thank the Italian designer!
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Thursday, 23 April 2009
"We are committed to multiparty democracy, freedom of press and rule of law..."
FROM ISSUE #446 (10 APRIL 2009 - 16 APRIL 2009)
Suomen Kuvalehti: How would you describe your past seven months in power?
What would be your three main challenges?
In some aspects fighting the war was easier than handling the democratic governance process. But both have their own characteristics, and you can't really compare. I am fully confident that we will take the peace process forward and draft the constitution in the stipulated timeframe.
There are reports of continued intimidation, and violence is on the increase. Some of this is being blamed on your party.
What about the tensions within your own party?
If you look at the future which kind of governance model would you prefer: Korea, China or India?
But the Committee to Protect Journalists says Nepal is still one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists and no one has been arrested. It is unfortunate that even during the peace process a number of journalists have been killed, but it is not correct that no one has been arrested or punished. In some cases I, myself, took the initiative to capture some people to be handed over to police custody, and the case is going in the court. In one case, in the Tarai of Birendra Sah the killing was not related to our party. Recently, there was the case of Uma Singh, and here also the accused are in jail or some are underground, they were not related to any party. It was proved that this was related to property, a family dispute. It is wrong to say that nothing has been done. It is an exaggeration. The government is fully committed to end impunity.
Yourself, how Maoist are you?
How about the Maoist movement in India?
What are your expectations with the visit to Finland?
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Monday, 20 April 2009
This is the small movie clip taken at Bovenden Castle, where we were talking about the differences between Goettingen and Motherland. Let's see the personal views about it !
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Saturday, 18 April 2009
Climate change, as the Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) clearly brings out exacerbates the already serious problems of lack of water and the existence of widespread hunger and poor health conditions that exist in many parts of the world. The AR4 has projected that by as early as 2020 between 75 to 250 million people in Africa would suffer from water stress as a consequence of climate change. In some countries of Africa agricultural yields are likely to decline by 50 percent by the same year. It must be noted that these conditions would be reached as an intensification of extreme hardships that several countries are facing already as a result of the sharp increase in global food prices and the growing imbalance between global food production and demand.
If we wish to avoid some of these harmful impacts of climate change and the major disruptions in stability and peace that may occur as a result, we would need to urgently reduce the emissions of GHGs particularly in the developed countries, as clearly laid down in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). A strong rationale for mitigation measures also lies in the fact that these would carry a range of co-benefits such as lower levels of air pollution, which would lead to improved health, a larger measure of energy security as well as the creation of employment through, for instance, greater use of decentralized renewable energy systems in several parts of the world. The inertia and opposition to these measures has to be overcome urgently, and this is where public awareness on the reality of climate change and its expression through a demand for action in democratic systems of government can make a strong difference.
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Friday, 17 April 2009
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Saturday, 11 April 2009
On the occasion of NeW YeAr 2066, I would like to extend our deepest affection and honour to our country and people. Similarly, we would like to wish all the best for all of our readers ! I hope and pray for the wonderful New Year in your life, all your happinesses become double, all your problems and stresses below null.
Let's pray for the peace, prosperity and unity of nation and people!
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Friday, 10 April 2009
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Thursday, 9 April 2009
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Wednesday, 8 April 2009
I wonder whether some of you may believe that some members of GöNeS are running for Göttingen City Marathon- "Göttinger Frühjahrs-Volkslauf" on the 19 April. It is one of the major GÖ - Challenge activities in the city.
GöNeS members may registered their interest for 2km, 5km, and 10km circuit under http://www.goettinger-fruehjahrs-volkslauf.de/ . We change the world in different ways- by education, sport and spirit. Happy Easter time! Read more...
Posted by highlander at 12:47
Today is the historic day of democratic movement. On this day, the multiparty democracy was restored first time in Nepal. The movement for democracy in 1990 was ended with the glorious victory of people on Chaitra 26. To remember this great day, I have posted this movie clip however it is taken from JANA ANDOLAN II, still it is seemed relevant to recall the victory of peole upon Monarchism.
Posted by Krajend at 07:47
Sunday, 5 April 2009
This Talk will be broadcasted Live on the Internet for the first time (as a pilot event)- if you are interested to watch the Live Broadcast of this talk, please send your interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Watch live video from A Nepalese Boradcast on Justin.tv
GöNeS is going to organize a talk on "Politics, Problems and Prospects of New Nepal- a Photo Presentation" on Sunday, 5th of April 2009. Mr. Rajendra KC is the key speaker of this talk. He will present a brief note about his perspectives on New Nepal based on his current trip to Nepal. Mr. KC is the Forest Geneticist by profession, and currently works as a Researcher at the Buesgen Institute- Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding Section of the Forestry Faculty at the University of Goettingen, Germany. He holds multidisciplinary degrees such as a good first division in MA Sociology and is a multi-talent personality. It is to note that he is one of the most dedicated forest officers at the department of forestry in Nepal. In Göttingen he is not active, but proactive in all issues which connects Nepal and Nepalese. GöNeS is proud to host this sensational talk program lead by Mr. Rajendra KC.
A photographic presentation will follow an intensive discussion and contribution by the participants. Just a short note- April 5th is the week of Ram Navami festival. With the same token, on behalf of GoNeS, we extend all of you our best wishes for love, energy and happiness in your personal, social and professional life.
Venue: Albrecht-Thaer-Weg (at Rajendraji's place)
The talk will be facilitated by Mr. Bharat Budhthapa, MSc student at the University of Goettingen in MSc program, Tropical and International Forestry (TIF). Read more...
Posted by highlander at 12:29
Friday, 3 April 2009
Dilasha is just seven years old but showing the great sign of being good artist. When she was in Goettingen, she used to prepare many arts such as paper art, drawings and such other. This time she prepared nice picture of Sea and Yacht in the visiting card to send it to her friend Ravi and Avi. We hope many more arts from her in coming days!
Posted by Krajend at 08:23