28 January 2014

UN encourages developing countries to work together to achieve MDGs

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, and John Ashe, General Assembly President, encourage developing countries to work together to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Mr. Ban noted that there are less than two years until the MDGs’ 2015 deadline and stated that it is important that states work together to eradicate poverty, improve social and economic well-being and plan for a sustainable future. President Ashe emphasised the importance of working together to lay the foundations for a post-2015 development plan. Furthermore, President Ashe commended the group for its commitment to working together thus far and said of the group, ‘[y]ou are an example of the might of South-South cooperation, and a harbinger of greater collaboration that is yet to come.’

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Source: UN News Centre | Senior UN officials urge ‘Group of 77’ nations to work collectively on anti-poverty goals

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