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DOI 10.1515/applirev-2013-0001   Applied Linguistics Review 2013; 4(1): 1 – 21 Suzanne Romaine Keeping the promise of the Millennium Development Goals: Why language matters Abstract: The adoption of the Millennium Declaration in 2000 by 189 member- states of the United Nations defined a critical moment for global cooperation as leaders committed themselves to achieve eight specific development objectives known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. As the largest and arguably most ambitious initiative on the international development agenda, the

Introduction Although 2015 marks the target year for attaining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the United Nations member states are in the process of defining a global development framework to succeed these goals, the MDGs nevertheless remain a development tool within countries’ wider development planning frameworks. In South Africa, various sectors, institutions and organisations are making efforts to attain these goals. In Africa, the MDGs are considered to be a tool within the wider development and planning framework that may help to end the tragic

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(with discussion). The Annals of Statistics, 27: 783-858. Maronna, R.A., Martin, R.D. & Yohai, V.J (2006). Robust statistics - theory and methods. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons. Mizera, I. & Müller, C.H (2004). Location-scale depth (with discussion). Journal of the American Statistical Association, 99: 949-966. Mosler, K. (2013). Depth statistics. In: Robustness and Complex Data Structures, Festschrift in Honour of Ursula Gather. Ed. C. Becker, R. Fried, S. Kuhnt, 17-34. Springer Verlag. United Nations Report. The millennium development goals report 2014, 2014, www

Volume 3, Issue 2 2012 Article 2 Statistics, Politics, and Policy Monitoring Progress Towards Millennium Development Goal 4: A Call for Improved Validation of Under-Five Mortality Rate Estimates Leontine Alkema, National University of Singapore Maria B. Wong, National University of Singapore Pei Rong Seah, National University of Singapore Recommended Citation: Alkema, Leontine; Wong, Maria B.; and Seah, Pei Rong (2012) "Monitoring Progress Towards Millennium Development Goal 4: A Call for Improved Validation of Under-Five Mortality Rate Estimates," Statistics

Stefan F. Windberger Achieving the Millennium Development Goals through Social Business I Introduction Following a meeting that was billed as the largest gathering of heads of state in history, the UN’s General Assembly adopted the Millennium Declaration on 8 September 2000. Eight goals, summarized under the points Values and Principles ; Peace, Security and Disarmament ; Development and Poverty Eradication ; Protecting our Common Environment ; Human Rights, De- mocracy and Good Governance ; Protecting the Vulnerable ; Meeting the Special Needs of Africa

DOI 10.1515/applirev-2013-5001   Applied Linguistics Review 2013; 4(2): 219 Erratum Suzanne Romaine Keeping the promise of the Millennium Development Goals: Why language matters Applied Linguistics Review. Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 1–21, ISSN (Online) 1868- 6311, ISSN (Print) 1868-6303, DOI: 10.1515/applirev-2013-0001, March 2013 There is an error in the penultimate sentence of the Abstract: “Because there can be no true development with linguistic development [. .]”; please read “without” instead of “with”.

15 LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION SERVICE IN FACILITATING KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT FOR THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS Andrew M. Kaniki Abstract All types of libraries and information services particularly those of the develop- ing countries of Africa are often questioned about their efficacy in contributing towards the reduction of poverty, improving the living conditions of its people and development in general. The millennium development goals (MDG) have been identified by African countries including those of east, central and southern

217 LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES AND HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT: IMPERATIVES FOR MEETING THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDG). Vicki Lawal Abstract Developing human resources has become an issue of concern among librarians worldwide, current developments in Information and Communication Technol- ogy (ICT), gender issues and women empowerment, HIV/AIDS and environ- mental degradation have indicated that Library and Information Science (LIS) professionals will, in the immediate future, need to re-position themselves to meet up with the challenges