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UN chief urges world leaders to put development goals back on track

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5231 (Published 21 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5231
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

    Only one of the United Nations’ eight millennium development goals, agreed at a meeting of world leaders in New York in 2000, is on target to be met by 2015, the latest UN summit meeting heard this week.

    But the UN’s general secretary, Ban Ki-moon, insisted that the other seven goals were still within reach. “Despite the obstacles, despite the scepticism, despite the fast approaching deadline of 2015, the millennium development goals are achievable,” he told the meeting of 140 world leaders in New York.

    He said that “there is no global project more worthwhile” and called on the leaders to provide the necessary investment, aid, and political will to ensure that the goals are achieved in the next five years.

    “We have more development success stories …

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