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New York, 19 September 2013: Millennium Development Goals a major focus, at United Nations General Assembly

By Rebecca Obstler

“We are moving ahead at full steam towards the crucial year of 2015, the deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  We will showcase MDG successes throughout the week and at a special partnership event on Monday.”
–Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, press conference at the beginning of the sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly, 17 September 2013

NEW YORK, United States of America, 19 September 2013 – At the opening of the sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly on 17 September, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the Assembly would focus on both accelerating achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ahead of their 2015 deadline – and intensifying efforts to define a post-2015 development agenda.

Through a series of events during the packed week, UNICEF renews its vigour to achieve for children what the Millennium Declaration envisaged in 2000 – and to ensure that children are at the centre of the sustainable world to come. Events highlighting successes and challenges along the road to achieving the MDGs are complemented by sessions on the different themes the MDGs address, such as poverty, education, nutrition and health. A special focus is placed on the partnerships and innovative approaches that will be critical to reaching targets for children – and for all of us.

Read MDG Update: Accelerate Progress for Children – Towards a Post-2015 development agenda for all children





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