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.

Development not a privilege but a right for all, says Ban Ki-moon

Addressing the largest bloc of developing countries at the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed that development should not be “a privilege of the few, but a right for all.”