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Sudirman Cup: Denmark beat Indonesia, both advance to last 8

first_img Next Indo-Asian News Service Nanning | ChinaMay 23, 2019UPDATED: May 23, 2019 10:23 IST Mia Blichfeldt led Denmark to a 3-2 win against Indonesia in Sudirman Cup 2019 (Photo: IANS)HIGHLIGHTSDenmark defeated Indonesia 3-2 at the Sudirman Cup as both the teams move to quartersDenmark’s Mia Blichfeldt defeated Indonesia’s Fitriani Fitriani 21-13, 21-19 in the women’s singleIndonesia won their men’s and women’s doubles match to remain group topperDenmark and Indonesia both advanced to the last eight despite the former beating the latter 3-2 in Sudirman Cup 2019, here on Wednesday. And with this, England journey in the tournament came to an end.With the win Denmark that lost to England 3-2 on Monday became the runner-up in Group 1B, while Indonesia topped the group due to its 4-1 win over England on Sunday.In the fourth women’s singles, world’s 22nd ranked Mia Blichfeldt defeated the 30th ranked Fitriani Fitriani 21-13, 21-19 giving Denmark an unbeatable 3-1 lead, which also dampened England’s hopes to sail further in the tournament, reports Xinhua news agency.Denmark took the first two points as Mathias Christiansen and Sara Thygesen shocked the 6th ranked Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja 21-17, 21-11 in the opening mixed doubles, and 2017 world champion Viktor Axelsen beat the 7th ranked Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 21-9, 21-16 in the men’s singles.Then Indonesia won the men’s doubles to ensure its quarterfinal berth when the 4th ranked Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan defeated Kim Astrup and Mathias Boe 22-20, 21-14.After losing the women’s singles, Indonesia won the women’s doubles to be the group winner, as India Open 2019 champions Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu defeated Maiken Fruergaard and Sara Thygesen 21-18, 21-13.Also Read | India knocked out of Sudirman Cup after 0-5 loss to ChinaAlso Read | Sudirman Cup: PV Sindhu’s heroics in vain as Malaysia beat India 3-2Also SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Sudirman CupFollow DenmarkFollow Indonesia Sudirman Cup: Denmark beat Indonesia, both advance to last 8Sudirman Cup: Denmark defeated Indonesia 3-2 in the pre-quarters, however, the latter remained the group topper despite the loss as both the teams advanced to the last 8 of the tournament.advertisementlast_img read more

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Accountability key to ensuring development progress beyond 2015 – UN officials

“The move to a universal development agenda will require an accountability mechanism that is comprehensive and flexible, yet robust, holding different actors to account according to their differing responsibilities,” General Assembly President John Ashe said at the opening of an interactive dialogue on the issue that he convened.The UN has embarked on a major effort to achieve a new post-2015 development agenda to succeed the landmark Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Those targets, agreed by world leaders at a UN summit in 2000, aim to slash extreme hunger and poverty, cut maternal and infant mortality, combat disease and provide access to universal education and health care, all by the end of 2015.“The time to begin this work is now,” said Mr. Ashe. “We cannot and should not wait until all the global goals and targets are agreed upon; rather, a global monitoring and accountability framework will need to be an integral part of our ongoing discussions on the design of a post-2015 development agenda and its implementation.“The framework we seek must be inclusive, transparent and based on mutual respect; it must promote mutual learning; it will need to contain feedback and/or inputs from the national to the regional and global levels; and it must fully utilize the new potential of data and technology.”The President said that making true progress is always at risk without robust accountability. “Governments everywhere need to be responsive to their Parliaments, their constituencies, their voters, and to their countries’ civil society at large. At the national level, all stakeholders should play a role in ensuring effective oversight for aligning international commitments to national development objectives,” he pointed out, adding that these efforts must be anchored at the global level.“We need to work together to construct a framework that will ultimately have a positive impact on development at the national level. In the end, this is where the results of our ambitions will need to be observed, measured, and evaluated.”Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the gathering that accountability is essential to assess progress and achieve results, and that this should happen at the national, regional and global levels. “All actors, including Governments, the UN system, civil society and the private sector, should be accountable for honouring their commitments. We need an inclusive, robust yet flexible accountability framework.” Also, to succeed, the accountability system must be universal, he noted. “Any framework for accountability must apply to all, taking into account their different capacities and responsibilities. Accountability mechanisms and platforms should be nimble and decentralized.” He added that the UN alone cannot be the sole platform for a system of accountability, and that it must be integrated with regional and national action by governments and their constituencies. read more