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MDG Report launched in Nairobi

09 July 2014, 14:34

Nairobi - The United Nations said Kenya had met several Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as it surpassed poverty reduction targets.

Launching the MDG 2014 Report in Nairobi, Dr Wilmot Reeves, an Economic Advisor with the United Nations Development Programme said substantial progress had been made in environmental sustainability, addressing hunger, child mortality, maternal mortality, anti-retroviral therapy and sanitation.

Following the report, Reeves called on the Kenyan government to now focus on the articulation of the post 2015 developmental agenda which he said would replace the MDG’s after 2015 while assuring the country of the UN’s full support.

He said more efforts were needed in order to reach the set targets.

Reeves noted the achievements of the MDGs targets were to be done wholesomely.

“There is no way you are going to achieve shared economic growth without achieving free universal primary education or eradicating poverty. They have to go together,” said he said.

The MDGs are eight development goals that were established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000.

This followed the adoption of the United Nations Millennium Declaration.

The goals set for 2015 are to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality and empower women,  reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases, ensure environmental sustainability and develop a global partnership for development.

 - CAJ News

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