The United States Global Leadership Coalition's "mega-conference" kicks off this morning with a high powered panel to discuss the new U.S. Global Development Strategy. Watch live.
In The New Republic, David Rieff rails against the Millennium Development Goals but he does not seem to understand what, exactly, they are.
On September 22, high-profile members of the Africa Commission gathered in New York to talk about the importance of inclusive growth and employment in accelerating the achievement of the MDGs.
The Obama administration took the opportunity of the President's speech to the MDG Summit to roll out elements of its new Global Development Strategy. This includes one seemingly minor bit of bureaucratic reshuffling that could have a major impact on US foreign policy.
It probably won’t draw the same amount of media attention as predicable rants by various global despots, but one gathering today holds more potential to change the lives of millions of the most vulnerable people around the world than any UN meeting in a long time.
I sat down with Dr. Esther Brimmer Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations Affairs. I met Dr. Brimmer at the Waldorf Astoria-- Foggy Bottom's Manhattan headquarters for the week.
Exclusive interview with Mary Robinson. We talk about the importance of a comprehensive human rights approach to development and the MDGs.
At the Clinton Global Initiative this afternoon, Hillary Clinton explained how improving the health and welfare of millions of people in the developing world could be as simple as changing the kind of stove people use to cook dinner.
Dr. Gayle explains the significance of the commitment and explains why "scaling up" is an important buzz word this week; we also discuss the role of international NGOs like Care in Pakistan flood relief efforts. Have a listen.