Investing in fight against poverty brings results, General Assembly hears

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today stressed the need to protect development gains achieved so far despite the fiscal austerity measures undertaken in the wake of the global financial crisis, saying great social benefits arise from investing in poverty eradication programmes.

Secretary-General presses for bold measures to meet development goals

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged ministers from around the world to “act boldly” to meet the social and economic targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by their deadline of 2015.