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Convention photos, speeches and presentations now available

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Convention Attendees from District 1


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Speeches and presentations from Convention:

  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women | pdf
  • Caryl Stern, President and CEO, US Fund for UNICEF | PPT
  • Dr. Meena Shivdas, Gender and Development Expert | PPT | pdf
  • Cheri Fleming, President, Soroptimist International | PPT | pdf

Zonta-funded Edutainment Project in Benin City, Nigeria video
Lynn McKenzie, 2012-2014 Past International President, recently visited the Zonta-funded Edutainment Project in Benin City, Nigeria, to see how Oxfam Novib and the UN Trust Fund, in partnership with NGO Girls' Power Initiative, BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights, and the Association of Positive Youths Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, are using edutainment to raise awareness of violence against women.
The video was shown at Convention.

Zonta International and UNFPA Liberia Fistula Project 2014 Update video

 

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014

Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014 15:38

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Summary

This report examines the latest progress towards achieving the MDGs. It reaffirms that the MDGs have made a profound difference in people’s lives. Global poverty has been halved five years ahead of the 2015 timeframe. Ninety per cent of children in developing regions now enjoy primary education, and disparities between boys and girls in enrolment have narrowed. Remarkable gains have also been made in the fight against malaria and tuberculosis, along with improvements in all health indicators. The likelihood of a child dying before age five has been nearly cut in half over the last two decades. That means that about 17,000 children are saved every day. We also met the target of halving the proportion of people who lack access to improved sources of water.

The concerted efforts of national governments, the international community, civil society and the private sector have helped expand hope and opportunity for people around the world. But more needs to be done to accelerate progress. We need bolder and focused action where significant gaps and disparities exist.

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