Millennium Development Goals Report 2009

Recent gains in eradicating hunger and poverty endangered by economic and food crises.
More than halfway to the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),
major advances in the fight against poverty and hunger have begun to slow or even reverse as a result of the global economic and food crises, a progress report by the United Nations has found.
The assessment, launched today by UN Secretary–General Ban Ki–moon in Geneva, warns that, despite many successes, overall progress has been too slow for most of the targets to be met by 2015.

Recent gains in eradicating hunger and poverty endangered by economic and food crises

UN Secretary–General calls on rich and poor countries to boost efforts and meet aid commitments

More than halfway to the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), major advances in the fight against poverty and hunger have begun to slow or even reverse as a result of the global economic and food crises, a progress report by the United Nations has found. The assessment, launched by UN Secretary–General Ban Ki–moon in Geneva, warns that, despite many successes, overall progress has been too slow for most of the targets to be met by 2015.

“We cannot allow an unfavourable economic climate to prevent us from realizing the commitments made in 2000,” Mr. Ban states in the foreword to the Millennium Development Goals Report 2009. “The global community cannot turn its back on the poor and the vulnerable.” He adds: “Now is the time to accelerate progress towards the MDGs. The goals are within reach, and even in the very poor countries, with strong political commitment and sufficient and sustained funding.”

Millennium Development Goals Report 2009


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