Minoru Takade on how energy poverty could hinder MDG progress
More than 20 percent of the world's population live without electricity, a factor which could lead to eight millennium development goals under discussion at the United Nations this week not being realized, according to a new joint report undertaken by the International Energy Agency, the U.N. Development Programme and the U.N Industrial Development Organisation.
VLOG: Jason Gonzales tests the water at the MDG Summit
Jason Gonzales, founder and president of Aquavida, a global clean water provider, spoke to AlertNet about the importance of clean water and sanitation in achieving the eight United Nations millenium development goals.
VLOG: Olav Kjorven mulls the Millennium Development Goals Summit
Olav Kjorven, director of policy development for the United Nations Development Programme, spoke to AlertNet in the U.N. Secretariat Building after a media briefing on energy poverty data.
VLOG: Using mobile networks to manage humanitarian disasters
Adele Waugaman works for the United Nations Foundation. She spoke with AlertNet about using technology to create networks and connect people during humanitarian crises at the U.N.
ActionAid MDG anti-hunger animal protest in New York
Henry Malumo, Africa hungerFree coordinator and fellow ActionAid members rally across the street from New York's 92Y, where the United Nations Foundation and Mashable website set up a digital lounge for use by bloggers and social media journalists during U.N. Week.
ActionAid's Henry Malumo on MDG 1
Henry Malumo, ActionAid's Africa hungerFree coordinator, spoke with AlertNet outside New York's 92Y, where the U.N. Week Digital Lounge is being held, about the challenges and possibilities the United Nations faces in terms of reaching its goal of reducing poverty and hunger by 2015.
Bernhard Schwartlander on the challenges of MDG 6
Bernhard Schwartlander, director of strategy and policy for the U.N. AIDS programme, spoke with AlertNet about Millennium Development Goal 6, which targets HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, at the U.N. in New York.
VLOG: African entrepreneurs establish health aid fund
Gift From Africa, a new fund launched to tackle HIV/AIDS, Malaria, tuberculosis, should help make progress toward achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals by 2015, collaborators say.