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Rich nations are not giving enough for development goals to be met, says UN

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2765 (Published 07 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2765
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. 1Geneva

    Rich donor nations are not providing enough aid to enable developing countries to meet the millennium development goals set by the United Nations for 2015, the latest UN assessment report says.

    “We have been moving too slowly to meet our goals,” said the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon. “Yet the report shows that when we have the right policies, backed by adequate funding and strong political commitment, actions can yield results.”

    Mr Ban told ministers and senior officials attending a high level meeting of the UN economic and social council in Geneva on Monday 6 July that failure to achieve deals in delivering aid, coupled with the financial crisis …

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