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Changing Lives: The MDG-F's Impact

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The MDG Achievement Fund has worked in 50 countries around the world to reduce inequalities and spur progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. Nine million people across five continents have benefited from our programmes to lessen poverty and child malnutrition, increase gender equality, improve communities' access to safe water, give a voice to indigenous people, strengthen resilience to climate change and empower women and youth.

Our 130 programmes are funded by a generous contribution from the Government of Spain to the United Nations system, and implemented jointly by 27 UN agencies and thousands of local and national governments, civil society organizations and — most importantly — citizens themselves. Show less
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Latin America & the Caribbean Play

Our largest portfolio was in Latin American and the Caribbean, where we supported a wide array of initiatives in all eight of our programme areas. The largest allocation went to Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding initiatives that addressed national conflicts as well the high incidence of social violence found in urban areas. Significant work also went towards promoting food security and nutrition amongst marginalized communities in Peru, the Brazilian Amazon, Nicaragua and Guatemala and increasing access to water in remote areas. Our other work included supporting small agricultural producers in Cuba; promoting the economic and political rights of displaced women in Colombia, Afro-descendant women in Brazil and indigenous women in rural Guatemala and Bolivia; and supporting environmental efforts in the Andean region, including the Yasuní initiative in Ecuador.

Arab States Play

In the Arab States, the Fund primarily worked on Gender Equality and Women's empowerment. These programmes were active in Morocco, the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Algeria. Other programmes worked in the areas of Youth, Employment and Migration, Culture and Development and Development and the Private Sector.
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