Tashkent 17, December 2006 - The United Nations Office in Uzbekistan in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund announced the prize winners of the National Essay Student Contest for the best essay on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The awards ceremony was held at Radisson SAS Hotel in Tashkent.
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|The Statistical Literacy Training of Trainers' workshop (ToT), held in Bangkok from 4 - 15 December 2006, is part of the UNDP-funded project “Statistical Literacy and Capacity Building for MDG Monitoring at Country Level”. The objective of the project is to improve national capacity to access and use statistical information pertaining to the Millennium Development Goals and to strengthen evidence based policy making.|
The Statistical Literacy Training of Trainers Workshop (ToT) was the inception activity of this project in Asia and the Pacific Region. Cambodia, Pakistan and Viet Nam participated in the training with national teams of 10 participants.
The Asia-Pacific MDG Media Awards honour distinguished reporting on the MDGs by producers and journalists in print, radio and television covering the Asia-Pacific region.
The competiton attracts a US$7,000 winning prize ($2,000 for runners up) for each media category and aims to generate better awareness and understanding of the MDGs in Asia-Pacific. Entires are open until 25 March 2007 - so get your entries in soon!
The competition is open to all radio and TV producers/journalists from public service broadcasting organizations, private networks and free-lance producers covering the Asia and the Pacific.
As part of an MDG campaign to promote women in politics in Thailand, a slogan competition for University students to encourage voters to support female political candidates was recently conducted.
After reviewing hundreds of entries from university students across Thailand, organizers from UNDP, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and the Women for Democratic Development Foundation, have announced winners of the contest.
The MDG report updates the detailed analysis provided in regional report, "A Future within Reach 2005," released in September last year at the Millennium Summit in New York. It is produced through a joint regional partnership between the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The new report points out that two thirds of Asia - or a total of 1.5 billion people - is still without access to basic sanitation. The region is also home to roughly three times as many underweight children and people living on less than $1 a day as sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America combined.