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Along with the global community, with some unfinished agenda of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), India has adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) envisioning a holistic development by 2030.

On average, Africa has reached the Millennium Development Goals horizon with remarkable performances in five of the eight Goals, even though not all five were fully achieved.

The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has been bringing out India Country monitoring reports showcasing progress achieved under MDGs since 2005.

In 2015, Nepal joined other members of the United Nations in adopting the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that follow the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as the international development targets.

Since 1947 the World Economic and Social Survey has promoted a broader understanding of development, emphasizing the importance of advancing the structural transformation of the economy, progress in social development and environmental sustainability.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls for the eradication of poverty in all its forms and dimensions, reflecting the multifaceted challenges faced by people living in poverty. Poverty is widely considered as multidimensional in nature, reflecting deprivations across a broad range of dimensions.

"The comparison between Sample Registration System's report released in 2005 and 2015 clearly shows the decline," Nadda said at a conference.

The report addresses two overarching questions: What inequalities in childhood immunization coverage exist in low- and middle-income countries? And how have childhood immunization inequalities changed over the last 10 years?

This publication is the last in a series of MDG reports.

A global study on a range of health indicators released on Thursday has ranked India 143rdamong 188 countries, citing various challenges, including mortality rates, malaria, hygiene and air polluti