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U.N. Launches 500 Days Of Action To Meet MDGs; Development Leaders Reflect On MDGs

News outlets report on the 2015 deadline to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which was 500 days away on Monday.

The Guardian: How the MDGs have changed the world: eight leaders reflect
“[A]s the 2015 deadline looms, we asked global development’s influencers and campaigners to reflect on how the MDGs have changed the world, giving concrete examples of transformation…” (Duncan, 8/17).

U.N. News Centre: MDG Momentum: U.N. launches 500 days of action to build a better world
“With Malala Yousafzai by his side, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [Monday] marked 500 days of action until the deadline to reach the Millennium Development Goals, known worldwide as the ‘MDGs’…”  (8/18).