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Friday, September 12, 2008

MDGs: UN Task Force identifies weaknesses


AS MEMBER countries of the United Nations prepare fortheir annual conference at UN Headquarters in New York later this month, a recent UN Report identifies trade and aid as still being major barriers to achieving anti-poverty goals in the poorest countries of the world. The September 4, 2008 Report by the MDG Gap Task Force on the Millennium Development Goals also notesthat there has been “significant progress in debt relief for the poorest countries,” as well as “improved access to medicine and technology; but more needs to be done.” More...


In a related story, Theo Mushi from THE GUARDIAN writes: Millennium Development Goals are off track - UN report:
Most recent report to be tabled before the United Nations General Assembly next Tuesday to mark midpoint implementation of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will be casting doubts on African continent`s readiness to meeting a good number of stated development targets.

The report as already seen notes that internationally agreed development goals and MDGs provide a globally endorsed framework to address a number of development challenges and crises facing Africa through the pursuit of sustainable development. More...

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