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UN Accord on Millennium Development Goals Summit - News Review
Source: worldbank.org
Source Date: Friday, September 10, 2010
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Created: Sep 13, 2010

“World powers have reached an accord, after several weeks of difficult talks, on a document to be adopted at a Millennium Development summit at the UN this month, a European diplomat said Thursday.

Rich nations and developing countries had been wrangling over how to pay for a kick start to the ambitious development goals first set at the Millennium summit in 2000 and the reasons why the targets have lagged so far since they were set, diplomats said…” [Agence France Presse/Factiva]

Reuters reports “…The 27-page draft declaration on the UN Millennium Development Goals is expected to be formally adopted at a September 20-22 summit meeting at the UN which US President Barack Obama and other world leaders are expected to attend…” [Reuters/Factiva]

Jiji Press notes that “… ‘We recognize that without substantial international support, several of the Millennium Development Goals will likely be missed in many developing countries by 2015,’ a draft of the statement says…” [Jiji Press/Factiva]
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