|Topics:||Millennium Development Goals MDG 1: End Poverty & Hunger MDG 2: Education MDG 3: Women Empowerment MDG 4: Child Mortality MDG 5: Maternal Health MDG 6: Combat Disease MDG 7: Environment MDG : Global Partnering (Economics)|
Washington, DC (July 30, 2010) —
UN FOUNDATION HOSTS OBAMA ADMINISTRATION UNVEILING OF STRATEGY TO ADVANCE THE UN MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
Plan Underscores how Smart Partnerships can Tackle Global Poverty.
Obama Administration officials today unveiled the U.S. Government’s strategy for advancing the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, with an emphasis on innovative and sustainable approaches to the world’s most urgent challenges, during a high-level working session hosted by the United Nations Foundation. President Obama has boldly pledged that the Millennium Development Goals are ‘America’s Goals,’ and in September, he will appear before a gathering of world leaders at the United Nations to deliver the United States’ plan to help achieve the Goals.
Today’s meeting underscored that effective partnerships between governments, the private sector, and NGOs are one of the most important ways to mobilize global action to eradicate poverty and disease. The UN Foundation welcomed NSC Senior Director Gayle Smith, USAID Administrator Raj Shah, Ambassador Rick Barton, as well as representatives from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation, to the briefing with top UN and NGO officials to coordinate efforts around the new plan. The discussion focused on ways that the U.S. strategy aligns ongoing assistance programs with education and advocacy to achieve the greatest impact. Participants shared ideas about how they can partner to fight poverty, hunger, climate change, disease, and improve the health of women and children worldwide. Click here for a full copy of the report.