World must meet Millennium Development Goals
20 September 2010
World leaders have gathered at the UN headquarters in New York for a three-day summit on ending global poverty, hunger and disease within the next five years.
Joseph Cornelius Donnelly, permanent delegate of Caritas to the UN speaking on 63rd UN-DPI/NGO Conference in Melbourne, Australia
This week’s meeting is intended to review progress on the Millennium Development Goals, a series of anti-poverty targets set in the year 2000. Delegates will also identify gaps and commit to concrete steps to keep the MDGs on schedule.
Caritas will be represented at the meeting through Abbé Ambroise Tin, the Secretary General of Caritas Senegal. He says a renewed focus on Goal 8, building a global partnership through fairer international trade, further debt cancellation, and more aid better spent is key.
Read what Caritas is asking for at the Summit here and follow the events in New York here
Caritas has launched a new campaign “Voices Against Poverty” to build support for the Millennium Development Goals in the 200 countries where it works.
Please visit http://mdg2015.caritas.org
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