India, China Fight Poverty, Population Growth

March 3, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

The world’s two most populous nations – India and China – are placing a high priority on reproductive health and poverty alleviation as part of their efforts to meet the U.N.’s much-touted Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and its 2015 deadline.

Since 1978, China has accelerated development and reduced its population living in “absolute poverty” from 250 million to 15 million, according to a new report submitted by the Chinese government to the annual ministerial meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) through Jul. 31.

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