Narrowing the gaps to meet the Millennium Development Goals

Narrowing the gaps to meet the Millennium Development Goals

NEW YORK, USA, 4 February 2011 – At a joint meeting of the Executive Boards of UNICEF and four other UN agencies, Executive Director Anthony Lake this morning called for a global commitment to reaching the poorest and most disadvantaged communities in order to reduce disparities and achieve the Millennium Development Goals – or MDGs – with equity.

“The goals are the pathway to a better life for billions of people, so the stakes are huge,” said Mr. Lake. He added that child survival and development represent “the underlying imperative of the Millennium Declaration” – the document issued by world leaders in 2000 that forms the basis of the goals.

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