Upcoming World Expo occasion to showcase ‘One UN,’ says head of UN Pavilion

The head of the United Nations Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 said that the event offers an opportunity to show how the various agencies in the UN system can work together as one and also provides an occasion to promote the efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Ban Ki-moon praises development outreach centres for South-East Asia

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed a proposal for outreach centres throughout South-East Asia to promote international targets to slash a raft of global ills by the year 2015, known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Women hold key to reaching development goals – Migiro

Efforts to meet international development goals must focus on empowering women, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro said last night in a speech delivered at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

Urgent action crucial for Africa to meet its development targets – Ban Ki-moon

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged scaled-up action – including raising agricultural productivity across Africa – so that the continent can meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the target date of 2015.

Global figures to gather at UN next week on advancing Africa’s development

International development leaders will convene at United Nations Headquarters in New York next week to address how to accelerate Africa’s progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the targets the world has set itself to slash poverty, hunger, maternal and infant mortality, and other social ills, all by 2015.