UN Summit: September 20-22, NYC

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World leaders will convene to monitor the Millennium Development Goals on September 20 in New York.  With only five years left until the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, UN Secretary-GeneralBan Ki-moon has called on world leaders to attend.

“The summit will be a crucially important opportunity to redouble our efforts to meet the Goals,” he said, referring to the target to slash poverty, hunger, disease, maternal and child deaths by 2015.

Currently, progress to reduce the proportion of people who are undernourished has been a challenge. Hunger spiked in 2009 due to higher food prices and reduced employment and incomes.

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via UN Blog

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