Read below extracts from the UN’s own round-up of the special event on MDGs at the UNGA:
Countries from across the globe called urgently today for an ambitious long-term sustainability agenda – and the mechanisms to monitor its achievement – to succeed the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) cycle, as the United Nations General Assembly wrapped up the first week if its annual General Debate.
The theme of this year’s 68th General Assembly – “The Post 2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage!” – will seek to draw up a blueprint to totally eliminate poverty and its attendant ills in the decades following the end in 2015 of the MDGs cycle.
“We must go beyond the traditional relationship between donors and recipients through the creation of partnerships with the involvement of new international actors,” Portuguese Foreign Minister Rui Machete said, calling for a broader, more inclusive and strategic vision that will build on the MDGs’ focus on poverty reduction and sustainable development while giving special attention to the needs of the least developed countries.
“Different modalities of assistance, new sources of financing, a reinforced principle of shared responsibility, leadership and ownership by developing countries are, for Portugal, the main guiding principles for the post-2015 development agenda.”
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