Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Financing the MDGs

The international community has set itself a massive task: achieving all 8 Millennium Development Goals by 2015. This task is both ambitious and expensive.

The final meetings of 'Financing Development to achieve the MDGs' held yesterday in Doha, Qatar thoroughly examined this question. This conference, jointly hosted by Qatar and the President of the General Assembly, was designed to bring governments, the private sector, civil society and the UN system together to discuss new methods of advancing progress on the Millennium Declaration.

Focus was on how to make financial assistance to developing countries more predictable and consistent as well as to evaluate efforts to implement programs advancing the MDGs with this aid.

See here for information on how the UN will continue to follow-up this process, bringing the developing world one step closer to relief.