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Official Launch: Millennium Development Goals at 2010 – Malaysia

NEWS ALERT

§ 2010 Report adopts a disaggregated view of Malaysia's MDG progress to identify areas and groups in society that have been left behind or even left out of the country's overall progress

§ Report promotes equitable and inclusive development, including targetted interventions for the hardest-to-reach and marginalised children, youth and women

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 April 2011 – The Economic Planning Unit Malaysia and the United Nations in Malaysia invite your media reporter and photographer / TV crew to attend and cover:

What:

Official Launch of Malaysia's
The Millennium Development Goals at 2010 Report

When:

Thursday, 28 April 2011 ● 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    9:30 am ... Official Launch Ceremony

  10:30 am ... News Conference with EPU and UN Agency Reps

  10:45 am ... Presentation of findings by Dr Lin Mui Kiang
                     UN Coordination Specialist

  11:15 am ... Panel Discussion

Who:

§ YB Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Economic Planning Unit

§ Mr. Kamal Malhotra
UN Resident Coordinator to Malaysia

§ YBhg. Dato’ Noriyah binti Ahmad
Director General, Economic Planning Unit Malaysia

§ UN Agency Representatives to Malaysia

Where:

Ballroom, Putrajaya Marriot
IOI Resort City, Sepang Utara

Why:

The UN Millennium Summit in 2000 adopted the Millennium Declaration which provided the impetus for the creation of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which commit the UN member states to join forces in the fight against poverty, hunger, illiteracy, gender inequality, child mortality, maternal mortality and universal access to reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, environmental degradation, and a global partnership for development. These are time-bound development goals, which outcomes and targets to be achieved by 2015.

We are now more than two thirds of the way to 2015. Malaysia has made significant progress towards achieving most goals. This 2010 report, in addition to assessing national progress at the aggregate level, adopts a disaggregated view of the MDG progress and achievement wherever feasible. It looks at the performance at sub-national levels by state, rural-urban location, gender, ethnicity, age group, income group and other relevant disaggregated categories. Having achieved most if not all of the MDG goals at the aggregate level, Malaysia now faces the dual challenge of achieving all the MDGs by 2015 and simultaneously focusing its attention on identified areas of priority at the sub-national level if it is to realise its ambition of becoming a developed nation by 2020.

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NOTE TO EDITORS

An embargoed copy of the Report is available to media, including summary versions in English and Bahasa Malaysia. Please contact any of the officers listed below.

For more information, please contact the UN Communication Group in Malaysia:

Ahmad Hafiz Osman
UNDP Media, Kuala Lumpur
(+6.03) 2091 5154 ● (+6) ) 012 302 1234
ahmad.hafiz@undp.org
 

Yante Ismail
UNHCR Media, Kuala Lumpur
(+6) 013 352 6286
ISMAILY@unhcr.org
 

Indra Kumari Nadchatram
UNICEF Media, Kuala Lumpur
(+6.03) 2095 5157 ● (+6) 012 292 6872
inadchatram@unicef.org

 

 

 

 

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