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US to expand $18m Saving Mothers, Giving Life initiative in Nigeria – Envoy

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

By Segun Adebowale
The US Consul General, John Bray, says the US will continue to support, encourage and expand its Saving Mothers, Giving Life initiative aimed at reducing maternal and neonatal mortality in Nigeria.
 
A statement by the information unit of the US Embassy on Monday in Abuja quoted Bray as saying this at the SMGL global team-building meeting in Calabar, Cross River State.
 
The meeting was organised by the Cross River State Government in partnership with United States Agency for International Development.
 

200 campaigners demand a UN development plan that makes governments more accountable

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Almost 200 civil society groups from 77 countries are calling on the United Nations (UN) to put government accountability and independent media at the centre of a new framework for global development.

The UN is currently working to devise a global development agenda for after 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals, which will set worldwide priorities for development in the coming decades. This week the Open Working Group for Sustainable Development Goals will be meeting in New York to further discussions on governance.

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