Mdg and Bd Essay

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The Millennium Development Goals: Where Bangladesh Stands?
Six countries including Bangladesh received the UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Awards for their significant achievements towards attaining the goal. Three of these countries are from Asia and three from Africa.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina receiving the UN MDG Award in New York’s Astoria Hotel on Sunday 19 September 2010

Bangladesh received the UN award for its remarkable achievements in attaining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) particularly in reducing child mortality. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received the award at a colorful function at New York's Astoria Hotel on Sunday (19 September 2010).

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with other Ministers in a photo
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Cambodia has been presented with a Millennium Development Goals Award for its national leadership, commitment and progress towards achievement of Goal 6 - Combating HIV, malaria and other diseases. Cambodia has been honored within the 'Government' category of the annual Awards initiative, presented at a high-profile event in New York City. Sierra Leone received the United Nations Millennium Development Goal ( MDG ) Award in recognition of President Ernest Koroma 's remarkable leadership commitment and progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Goal Six. Liberia has been named as the winner of this year's prestigious Millennium Development Goal Three (MDG 3) award for outstanding leadership, commitment and progress toward the achievement of the MDG-3 through the promotion of gender equality and women's empowerment across the country.

2 | MDGs and Bangladesh

Rwanda has been nominated for two Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) awards for its efforts to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health. Rwanda was nominated for the awards in two categories, MDG Goal 4 of Reducing Child Mortality and Goal 5 of Improving Maternal Health which target reducing the mortality rate of children under five years by two thirds, between 1990 and 2015 and the maternal mortality rate by three quarters, respectively.

Health related MDGs – Global Situation
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