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

Sectors : Science, research and technology general, Women's rights, Quality of aid, Human Rights, Peace-building and peacekeeping, Economic governance and public finance management, Employment and Training, Gender and economic opportunity, Financial Institutions, markets, services and microfinance, Agricultural investment and production, Gender and political agency, Infrastructure General, Gender and social development, Post-primary education, Primary and basic education, Social protection, Higher education, Political governance, Education capacity, Health systems, medicines and regulation, HIV/AIDS
Organisation : UN
Date made: 
2010
Level: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Technology - Science, research and technology general

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

 ...(h) Improving national-level capacity to monitor and report on progress, gaps and opportunities through better generation and use of sex- and age-disaggregated data, including with the support of the international community;”

 
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: Peace and security - Peace-building and peacekeeping

 “3. We also reaffirm the importance of freedom, peace and security, respect for all human rights, including the right to development, the rule of law, gender equality and an overall commitment to just and democratic societies for development.”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Governance - Economic governance and public finance management

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

...(d) Pursuing job-intensive, sustained, inclusive and equitable economic growth and sustainable development to promote full and productive employment and decent work for all, including for women, indigenous people, young people, people with disabilities and rural populations, and promoting small- and medium-sized enterprises through initiatives such as skills enhancement and technical training programmes, vocational training and entrepreneurial skills development. Employers and workers’ representatives should be closely associated with these initiatives;

(e) Improving opportunities for young people to gain access to productive employment and decent work through increased investment in youth employment, active labour-market support and public-private partnerships, as well as through the creation of enabling environments to facilitate the participation of young people in labour markets, in accordance with international rules and commitments;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Private Sector development and financial services for the poor - Financial Institutions, markets, services and microfinance

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

...(h) Promoting inclusive financial services, particularly microfinance and including affordable and accessible credit, savings, insurance and payments products, for all segments of society, especially women, people in vulnerable situations and those who would not normally be served or are underserved by traditional financial institutions, as well as for micro-, small- and medium sized enterprises;”

 
Scope: 
International

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

...(h) Promoting inclusive financial services, particularly microfinance and including affordable and accessible credit, savings, insurance and payments products, for all segments of society, especially women, people in vulnerable situations and those who would not normally be served or are underserved by traditional financial institutions, as well as for micro-, small- and medium sized enterprises;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Agriculture - Agricultural investment and production

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

...(p) Supporting small-scale producers, including women, to increase production of a wide spectrum of traditional and other crops and livestock, and improving their access to markets, credits and inputs, thereby increasing income-earning opportunities for poor people and their ability to purchase food and improve their livelihoods;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Gender - Gender and political agency

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

...(f) Taking action to improve the numbers and active participation of women in all political and economic decision-making processes, including by investing in women’s leadership in local decision-making structures and processes, encouraging appropriate legislative action and creating an even playing field for men and women in political and Government institutions, and intensifying our efforts for the equal participation of women and men as key stakeholders at all levels in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and peacebuilding processes;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Gender - Gender and economic opportunity

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

...(i) Promoting the empowerment and participation of rural women as critical agents for enhancing agricultural and rural development and food security and ensuring their equal access to productive resources, land ,financing, technologies, training and markets;”

 
Scope: 
International

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

 ...(e) Investing in infrastructure and labour-saving technologies, especially in rural areas, benefiting women and girls by reducing their burden of domestic activities, affording the opportunity for girls to attend school and women to engage in self-employment or participate in the labour market;”

Scope: 
International

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

 ...(j) Facilitating access by women to affordable microfinance, in particular microcredit, which can contribute to poverty eradication, gender equality and the empowerment of women;”

Scope: 
International

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

...(k) Promoting and protecting women’s equal access to adequate housing, property and land, including rights to inheritance, and enabling them to secure access to credit through appropriate constitutional, legislative and administrative measures;

l) Promoting women’s economic empowerment and ensuring women’s access to productive resources. In this regard, strengthening gender responsive public management in order to ensure gender equality in resource allocation, capacity development and benefit sharing in all sectors, including in central and local level governments.”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Gender - Gender and social development

“12... We reaffirm the need for the full and effective implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action... We welcome the establishment of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), and pledge our full support for its operationalization.”

Scope: 
International

 “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: Gender - Women's rights

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

(a) Taking action to achieve the goals of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and its twelve critical areas of concern, our commitments in the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the obligations and commitments of States parties to the

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child;”

 
Scope: 
International

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

 ...(g) Strengthening comprehensive national laws and policies and programmes to enhance accountability and raise awareness, prevent and combat all forms of violence against women and girls everywhere, which undermine their full enjoyment of all human rights, and ensure that women have access to justice and protection, and that all perpetrators of such violence are duly investigated, prosecuted and punished in order to end impunity, in conformity with national legislation, international humanitarian law and international human rights law;”

 
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: Health - HIV/AIDS

 “76. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in order to achieve Millennium Development Goal 6, including through:

 ...(b) Significantly intensifying prevention efforts and increasing access to treatment by scaling up strategically aligned programmes aimed at reducing the vulnerability of persons more likely to be infected with HIV, combining biomedical, behavioural and social and structural interventions and through the empowerment of women and adolescent girls so as to increase their capacity to protect themselves from the risk of HIV infection and the promotion and protection of all human rights.” 

 
Scope: 
International