Ministerial meeting on MDGs closes in Indonesia

16:57, August 04, 2010      

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The Special Ministerial Meeting for Millennium Development Goals Review in Asia and the Pacific: Run Up to 2015 held in Jakarta was closed on Wednesday.

Indonesia's Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa in his closing remarks said that participants were very confident that the meeting has provided valuable inputs for the High Level Meeting of the General Assembly on the MDGs in New York next September.

"The declaration that we have agreed upon is a reflection of our commitment. It is our common will and commitment to ensure the achievement of the MDGs for welfare of our people," he said.

Natalegawa highlighted some of the issues that in the next five years will demand collective attention to achieve the MDGs in 2015.

"First, the challenges of the international community are more complex than ever. Now international community is facing challenges that are multi-faceted and interconnected in nature," he said.

Second, Natalegawa said, a global effort is needed to achieve the MDGs as a whole.

"The MDGs are a collective global target, and not only those of an individual country or certain group of countries," he said.

Third, he said, the noble goal can only be achieved through sincere cooperation and partnership among all stakeholders.

Source: Xinhua


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