September 2010 - The MDG Summit on 20-22 September 2010 in New York
Issue No. 32, 16 September 2010
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The MDG Summit on 20–22 September 2010 in New York
United Nations High-level Plenary Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG Summit); 20–22 September 2010, New York
This briefing paper is intended to provide information and background on the upcoming United Nations High-level Plenary Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals – the MDG Summit – which will take place on 20–22 September at United Nations Headquarters in New York. For information on the format of the Summit, click here
What is the MDG Summit?
Following a proposal by the United Nations Secretary-General, the General Assembly has decided to convene an MDG summit (High-level Plenary Meeting) on 20–22 September, with the primary objective of accelerating progress towards all the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, taking into account the progress made towards the internationally agreed development goals (A/RES/64/184). The summit is expected to undertake a comprehensive review of successes, best practices and lessons learned, obstacles and gaps, andchallenges and opportunities, and it aims to generate “concrete strategies for action.” The President of the General Assembly has appointed two Co-facilitators to lead the inter-governmental negotiation process. They will likely begin their work only after the UN Secretary-General releases his report on the MDGs in March. The Co-facilitators are the Ambassadors of Senegal and Denmark to the United Nations in New York.
Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Report Card: Measuring progress across countries
This report presents data on how countries are closing in on the MDG targets. It unpacks the targets and indicators to map out how the development process is playing out across countries and continents.