The Millennium Development Goals Report 2011
UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Available online PDF [72p.] at: http://bit.ly/niNndt
“…..Significant strides towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been made, yet reaching all the goals by the 2015 deadline remains challenging because the world’s poorest are being left behind, a UN report says.
The MDG Report 2011 highlights development successes, and says many are due in part to continued economic growth in some developing countries and targeted efforts in critical MDG areas, such as health. Increased funding from many sources, it says, has expanded key programmes, such as treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS.
“Achieving the goals will require equitable and inclusive economic growth — growth that reaches everyone and that will enable all people, especially the poor and marginalized, to benefit from economic opportunities.” the Secretary- General said. “Between now and 2015, we must make sure that promises made become promises kept. World leaders must show not only that they care, but that they have the courage and conviction to act.”
Moving onto a more sustainable path is essential to achieving the MDGs, Mr. Ban said. Ecosystems must be protected to support continued growth and natural environments. The June 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, to take place in
MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
End Poverty and Hunger
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