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

Sectors : International trade: market access, subsidies and aid for trade, Financial Institutions, markets, services and microfinance, Domestic resource mobilisation, Quality of aid, Women's rights, Debt relief, Aid volume, Transparency and accountability, Peace-building and peacekeeping, Economic governance and public finance management, Agricultural investment and production, Food security, Education capacity
Organisation : UN
Date made: 
2010
Level: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Financing for Development - Domestic resource mobilisation

 “78. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in order to achieve Millennium Development Goal 8, including through:

....(e) Enhancing financing for development in the areas of domestic resource mobilization, foreign direct investment, international trade, international financial and technical cooperation for development, and debt and systemic issues by meeting our commitments made in the Monterrey Consensus of the International Conference on Financing for Development and reaffirmed in the Doha Declaration on Financing for Development and all other relevant outcomes of major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields, thus expanding fiscal capacity for financing the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “78. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in order to achieve Millennium Development Goal 8, including through:

 ...(i) Enhancing and strengthening domestic resource mobilization and fiscal space, including, where appropriate, through modernized tax systems, more efficient tax collection, broadening the tax base and effectively combating tax evasion and capital flight. While each country is responsible for its tax system, it is important to support national efforts in these areas by strengthening technical assistance and enhancing international cooperation and participation in addressing international tax matters...”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Financing for Development - Quality of aid

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

...(i) Enhancing the impact of development assistance in advancing gender equality and empowerment of women and girls through targeted activities including capacity-building, as well as through gender mainstreaming and enhanced dialogue between donors and partners, involving, as appropriate, civil society and the private sector, with a view to ensuring adequate funding;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Financing for Development - Debt relief

 “78. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in order to achieve Millennium Development Goal 8, including through:

 ...(q) Assisting developing countries in ensuring long-term debt sustainability through coordinated policies aimed at fostering debt financing, debt relief and debt restructuring, as appropriate, while noting also that developing countries can seek to negotiate, as a last resort, on a case-by-case basis and through existing frameworks, agreements on temporary debt stand stills between debtors and creditors in order to help mitigate the adverse impacts of the crisis and stabilize negative macroeconomic developments;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Financing for Development - Aid volume

 “33. We recognize that more attention should be given to Africa, especially those countries most off track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015...  We note that aid to Africa has increased in recent years; however, it still lags behind the commitments that have been made. We therefore strongly call for the delivery of those commitments.”

Scope: 
Africa

 “38. We reaffirm the Monterrey Consensus and the Doha Declaration on Financing for Development in their entirety, and their integrity and holistic approach, and recognize that mobilizing financial resources for development and the effective use of all those resources are central to the global partnership for development, including in support of the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals.”

Scope: 
International

 “78. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in order to achieve Millennium Development Goal 8, including through:

... (f) The fulfilment of all ODA commitments is crucial, including the commitments by many developed countries to achieve the target of 0.7 per cent of gross national product (GNP) for ODA to developing countries by 2015 and to reach the level of at least 0.5 per cent of GNP for ODA by 2010, as well as a target of 0.15 to 0.20 per cent of GNP for ODA to least developed countries. To reach their agreed timetables, donor countries should take all necessary and appropriate measures to raise the rate of aid disbursements to meet their existing commitments. We urge those developed countries that have not yet done so to make additional concrete efforts towards the target of 0.7 per cent of GNP for ODA to developing countries, including the specific target of 0.15 to 0.20 per cent of GNP for ODA to least developed countries in line with the Brussels Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2001-2010, in accordance with their commitments. To build on progress achieved in ensuring that ODA is used effectively, we stress the importance of democratic governance, improved transparency and accountability, and managing for results. We strongly encourage all donors to establish, as soon as possible, rolling indicative timetables that illustrate how they aim to reach their goals, in accordance with their respective budget allocation process. We stress the importance of mobilizing greater domestic support in developed countries towards the fulfilment of their commitments, including through raising public awareness, and by providing data on aid effectiveness and demonstrating tangible results;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Peace and security - Peace-building and peacekeeping

 “50. We recognize the specific development challenges related to peacebuilding and early recovery in countries affected by conflict and the effect of these challenges on their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. We request donor countries to provide adequate, timely and predictable development assistance in support of these efforts, tailored to country-specific needs and situations, at the request of the recipient country. We are determined to strengthen international partnerships to address these needs, demonstrate progress and enable improved international support.”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Governance - Economic governance and public finance management

 “36. We resolve to promote and strengthen national ownership and leadership of development as a key determinant of progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals, with each country taking the primary responsibility for its own development. We encourage all countries to continue to design, implement and monitor development strategies tailored to their specific situations, including through broad consultations and participation of all relevant stakeholders, as appropriate for each national context. We call on the United Nations system and other development actors to support the design and implementation of these strategies, at the request of Member States.”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Agriculture - Food security

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

 ...(s) Delivering on the commitments made to achieve global food security, and providing adequate and predictable resources through bilateral and multilateral channels, including the commitments set out in the L’Aquila Initiative on Global Food Security;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Education - Education capacity

 “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