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UN Secretary-General Urges Business to Embrace “Development Compact” for the Millennium Development Goals

UN Private Sector Forum* brought together top executives with government, UN and civil society leaders to address business role in achieving the MDGs
Summary: 

Calling an investment in the Millennium Development Goals “an investment in growth, prosperity and the markets of the future”, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today issued a strong call to global business to support the UN’s mission to end poverty and hunger, expand access to education, enhance gender equality, improve maternal and child health, combat HIV/AIDS and foster greater environmental sustainability. Organized as a roundtable discussion, the UN Private Sector Forum addressed a wide range of MDG-related themes deemed most relevant for private-sector engagement and action, such as poverty and hunger, maternal and child health and HIV/AIDS, access to education through innovative information and communication technology (ICT), innovations for financial inclusion, women’s empowerment, achieving gender equality, and the green economy. The discussions aimed to help identify proven solutions that can help close critical MDG gaps around the world.
 

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Calling an investment in the Millennium Development Goals “an investment in growth, prosperity and the markets of the future”, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today issued a strong call to global business to support the UN’s mission to end poverty and hunger, expand access to education, enhance gender equality, improve maternal and child health, combat HIV/AIDS and foster greater environmental sustainability. Organized as a roundtable discussion, the UN Private Sector Forum addressed a wide range of MDG-related themes deemed most relevant for private-sector engagement and action, such as poverty and hunger, maternal and child health and HIV/AIDS, access to education through innovative information and communication technology (ICT), innovations for financial inclusion, women’s empowerment, achieving gender equality, and the green economy. The discussions aimed to help identify proven solutions that can help close critical MDG gaps around the world.
 

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