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Strong global partnership key to meeting new development goals

Global partnerships must be strengthened if the new sustainable development agenda is to be a success.

That's according to a report launched on Friday by more than 20 UN agencies and partners who tracked international commitments towards realizing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the 2015 deadline.

Dianne Penn reports.

Duration: 2'32"


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Countries sign off on new global development agenda

A global agreement has been reached at the United Nations which plots the way forward for sustainable development across the world.

All 193 countries that make up the UN have signed off on an agenda which it’s hoped will end poverty by 2030.

It includes Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to promote shared economic prosperity, social development and environmental protection.

Dianne Penn reports.

Duration: 4'06"

Reducing child mortality rates is one of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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In key report, Ban outlines vision for ‘bold’ action to achieve MDGs, set future sustainable development agenda

Ahead of an upcoming special General Assembly event next month on efforts by United Nations Member States to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to define a new universal development agenda, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has released a report, A Life of Dignity for All, containing his updates on the Goals and vision for the road ahead.