UN Summit: Millennium Development Goals High Level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly 65th Session: outcome document, New York, 17 September 2010

Sectors : Education capacity, Employment and Training, Economic governance, corruption and crime, Human Rights, Post-primary education, Primary and basic education, Humanitarian assistance, Gender and social development, Social protection, Gender and economic opportunity, Higher education, Health systems, medicines and regulation, Women's rights, ICT, Aid volume
Organisation : UN
Date made: 
2010
Level: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Private Sector development and financial services for the poor - Employment and Training

 “70. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in order to achieve Millennium Development Goal 1, including through:

...(f) Taking appropriate steps to assist one another in the elimination of the worst forms of child labour, strengthening child protection systems and combating trafficking in children through, inter alia, enhanced international cooperation and assistance, including support for social and economic development, poverty eradication programmes and universal education;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Governance - Human Rights

 “71. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in achieving Millennium Development Goal 2, including through:

(a) Realizing the right of everyone to education and re-emphasizing that education shall be directed at the full development of the human personality and the sense of its dignity and shall strengthen respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Disaster risk reduction and humanitarian assistance - Humanitarian assistance

 “71. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in achieving Millennium Development Goal 2, including through:

...(j) Strengthening efforts to ensure primary education as a fundamental element of the response to and preparedness for humanitarian emergencies, ensuring that affected countries are supported, at their request, in their efforts to restore their education systems by the international community.”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Gender - Gender and social development

 “72. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress to achieve Millennium Development Goal 3, including through:

 ...(b) Ensuring access to education and successful schooling of girls by removing barriers and expanding support for girls’ education through measures such as providing free primary education, a safe environment for schooling and financial assistance such as scholarships and cash transfer programmes, promoting supportive policies to end discrimination against women and girls in education, and tracking completion and attendance rates with a view to retaining girls in schools through secondary levels;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “72. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress to achieve Millennium Development Goal 3, including through:

 ...(c) Empowering women, in particular women living in poverty, through, inter alia, social and economic policies that guarantee them full and equal access to all levels of quality education and training and vocational training, including technical, managerial and entrepreneurial training, and to affordable and adequate public and social services;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Health - Health systems, medicines and regulation

 “73. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in promoting global public health for all, including through:

 ...(i) Developing appropriate policies and actions to promote health education and literacy, including among young people, in order to address the lack of awareness about health and, in some cases, harmful practices which significantly inhibit women’s and children’s access to health-care services, and to ensure respect for human rights, promote gender equality and the empowerment of women as essential means of addressing the health of women and girls, and to address the stigmatization of people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Education - Education capacity

 “71. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in achieving Millennium Development Goal 2, including through:

...(c) Removing barriers, outside and within education systems, so as to provide equitable educational and learning opportunities for all children, since knowledge and education are key factors for sustained, inclusive and equitable economic growth and for the achievement of all the Millennium Development

Goals, through continued political emphasis on education and by promoting, with the support of the international community, civil society and the private sector, appropriate and targeted, evidence-based measures such as abolishing school fees, providing school meals, ensuring that schools have separate sanitation facilities for boys and girls and in other ways making primary education for all children available, accessible and affordable;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “71. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in achieving Millennium Development Goal 2, including through:

...(e) Ensuring quality education and progression through the school system. This requires establishing learning-friendly schools and institutions; increasing the number of teachers and enhancing their quality through comprehensive policies that address issues of recruitment, training, retention, professional development, evaluation, employment and teaching conditions as well as the status of teachers, through increased national capacity, and building more classrooms and improving the material conditions of school buildings and infrastructure and the quality and content of the curriculum, pedagogy and learning and teaching materials, harnessing the capabilities of information and communications technology (ICT) and the assessment of learning outcomes;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “71. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in achieving Millennium Development Goal 2, including through:

 ...(f) Strengthening the sustainability and predictability of funding for national education systems by ensuring adequate national education budgets to, inter alia, address infrastructural, human resources, financial and administrative constraints. These systems should be supported by adequate and predictable development assistance and international cooperation for education, including through new, voluntary and innovative approaches for education financing that should supplement and not be a substitute for traditional sources of finance;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “71. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in achieving Millennium Development Goal 2, including through:

... (h) Supporting the efforts of national Governments to strengthen their capacity to plan and manage education programmes by involving all education providers in line with national policies and educational systems;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Education - Post-primary education

 “71. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in achieving Millennium Development Goal 2, including through:

...(i) Giving greater focus to the transition from primary education and access to secondary education, vocational training and non-formal education and entry into the labour market;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Education - Primary and basic education

 “45. We reiterate our commitment to ensure by 2015 that children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary education.”

Scope: 
International

 “71. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in achieving Millennium Development Goal 2, including through:

...(b) Making further progress towards the goal of universal primary education by building on the gains made during the past decade;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “71. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in achieving Millennium Development Goal 2, including through:

 ...(d) Addressing the root causes of the inequalities, disparities and diverse forms of exclusion and discrimination affecting children, particularly out-of-school children, including by enhancing enrolment, retention, participation and achievement of children, by developing and operationalizing an inclusive education and defining targeted, proactive strategies, policies and programmes, including cross-sectoral approaches, to promote accessibility and inclusion. In this regard, additional efforts should be undertaken to work across sectors to reduce drop-out, repetition and failure rates, especially for the poor, and to eliminate the gender gap in education;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “71. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in achieving Millennium Development Goal 2, including through:

...(g) Continuing to implement national programmes and measures to eliminate illiteracy worldwide as part of the commitments made in the Dakar Framework for Action on Education for All, adopted in 2000 at the World Education Forum, and in the Millennium Development Goals. In this regard, we recognize the important contribution of South-South and triangular cooperation through, inter alia, innovative pedagogical methods in literacy;”

 
Scope: 
International