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UN Secretary-General Makes First Trip to Millennium Village

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with pupils of Dindi School, Mwandama Millennium Village in Malawi.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with pupils of Dindi School, Mwandama Millennium Village in Malawi.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, accompanied by Earth Institute Director Jeffrey Sachs, gives a speech upon his visit to Mwandama Millennium Village in Malawi.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, accompanied by Earth Institute Director Jeffrey Sachs, gives a speech upon his visit to Mwandama Millennium Village in Malawi.

Official press release: United Nations Secretary-General Makes First Trip to Millennium Village

A run through of remarks the SG made on the Millennium Development Goals and his trip to Mwandama. First his address to the Malawi Parliament. Then speaking to the press on what he saw in Mwandama.

Millennium Promise CEO, John McArthur writes, on the release of a new MVP report, “Harvests of Development in Rural Africa” which coincided with the SG’s visit.

Here greeting newly arrived interns, Fumi Tosu, Megan Cassidy, Jessica Lustbader, and Eric Couper from the Master’s in Development Practice program at Columbia University.

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Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

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