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UN advocacy group urges intensified efforts to achieve anti-poverty goals

A United Nations advocacy group comprising eminent persons from the private sector, academia, governments and civil society called today for intensifying efforts to achieve the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the run-up to their 2015 deadline.

Citizens’ voices will be key to chart future development agenda, say top UN officials

The input and participation of the world’s citizens will be key to charting the global development agenda beyond 2015, the target date for the achievement of the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), top United Nations officials stressed today, adding that the most vulnerable populations need to part of this process.

Secretary-General urges stronger global development partnership amid declining aid levels

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged a stronger global partnership to advance progress on the development targets world leaders have pledged to achieve by 2015, as a new United Nations report finds that significant gains risk slowing due to declining aid.

Ban appoints Homi Kharas of Pakistan to lead panel on future global development efforts

Homi Kharas of Pakistan has been appointed as lead author and Executive Secretary for the High-level Panel to advise on the global development agenda beyond 2015, the target date for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).