Millennium Development Goals

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No “band-aid” for world’s problems

New development goals agreed by the international community seek to get to the root of the world’s problems rather than just, in the words of a senior UN official, put a band-aid on them.

The Sustainable Development Goals, which are due to be endorsed by world leaders at the United Nations in September, replace the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals which expire at the end of 2015.

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Trillions needed for new development agenda

Trillions of dollars may be needed to finance a new global development agenda, a senior UN official has said.

In September, the international community is due to meet in New York to decide on the so-called Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs.

They will replace the Millennium Development Goals which are due to expire at the end of this year.

Above, people carry drinking water in Bangladesh.
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Millennium Development Goals are within reach, but stronger efforts needed – UN report

Thirteen years after the world set the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), countries have made big strides to meet the eight anti-poverty targets by their 2015 deadline, says a United Nations report released today, which stresses that the unmet goals are still within reach, but nations need to step up their efforts to achieve them.