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The Millennium Promise is a non-profit organisation, founded in 2005 by philanthropist and business leader Ray Chambers and economist Jeffrey D. Sachs, committed to supporting efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to halve extreme poverty by 2015. It oversees the Millennium Villages project, which helps integrate social and business development services to meet the basic needs of more than 500,000 people living in rural areas across ten Sub-Saharan African countries.
The website provides information on their work, which covers the areas of health and nutrition; agriculture and environment; gender equality; business development; education; and infrastructure. It highlights progress towards the MDGs, success stories and toolkits, and publishes a blog, press releases, news, videos, links to useful resources, as well as information on how to get involved.
The UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), established by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), is a policymaking organisation committed to gender equality and women's advancement worldwide. It prepares reports and gives recommendations to the ECOSOC on promoting women's rights in education, for example, and advises the council on women's rights problems. The website provides information on the commission's mandate, procedures and agreements. It also provides access to documents associated with their 55th session that focused on women and girls' access and participation in education, training and science and technology.
This website summarises activities undertaken by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to address gender inequalities in science. It provides useful links to gender-related data, key publications, as well as UNESCO and UN initiatives that aim to promote gender equality. The website also makes available reports on topic areas such as science and technology policy and disaster risk reduction, and provides information about an awards programme that recognises the achievements of women researchers.
The aim of the Water Governance Programme for Arab States (WGP-AS) is to improve the use and management of scarce water resources in Arab countries by promoting an integrated approach and supporting the achievements of the Millennium Development Goal 7.
It also addresses cross-cutting areas such as adaptation to climate change, trans-boundary water management and gender mainstreaming. The website publishes free-to-access reports, events, as well as information on past and current projects.