With three MDGs achieved, global partnership for development is key to 2015 success

DEVELOPMENT - Jul 10, 2012

UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, launched last July 2 in New York the report of the Millennium Development Goals, which annually analyzes the situation in which there are different objectives for 2015.

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UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, launched last July 2 in New York the report of the Millennium Development Goals, which annually analyzes the situation in which there are different objectives for 2015.

According to the MDG report, since poverty trends began to be monitored, was the first time that both the number of people living in extreme poverty as the poverty rate have fallen in all regions of the world, including sub-Saharan Africa where these rates are higher. Was also reached in 2010, the goal of halving the proportion of people without access to improved drinking water sources. Moreover, the percentage of urban dwellers in developing regions living in slums has declined from 39% in 2000 to 33% in 2012. More than 200 million people now have access to improved drinking water, to sanitation or durable housing more or less crowded. These achievements exceeded the goal of significantly improving the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers, and do so before the deadline to 2020.

According to Ban Ki-moon, these achievements "they are not a reason to relax." During the presentation recalled that 2015 is closer and therefore it is necessary that governments and the international community, civil society and the private sector increase their contributions to achieving the goals and objectives pending.

>> Report 2012 (en castellano) de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio

>> Press release about the Report