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Helen Clark: Millennium summit keeps focus on critical importance of meeting the goals

09-20-2010 20:31 BJT Special Report:Premier Wen Attends 2 UN Conferences |

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Nearly 140 world leaders will attend the Millennium summit this week to spur achievement of UN goals to fight poverty.

The UN Development Programme chief, Helen Clark, says the upcoming world summit keeps the focus on the critical importance of meeting the goals. She says it also shows concern that the goals decided ten years ago could face the risk of being forgotten by many people.

Helen Clark, UN Development Programme Chief, said, "I think the whole process is being great in getting the focus back on the MDG's (Millennium Development Goals) - otherwise they become something that was decided ten years ago and people have forgotten about. Well actually out there in developing countries, countries have written national action plans around them, they are focused on trying to find breakthrough strategies to achieve them. So, a world summit like this just keeps the focus on the critical importance of meeting them."

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: CNTV.CN

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