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, International trade: market access, subsidies and aid for trade, Financial Institutions, markets, services and microfinance, Domestic resource mobilisation, Economic governance and public finance management, Gender and economic opportunity, Transparency and accountability, Agricultural investment and production, Agriculture, Water and Sanitation, Infrastructure General, Science, research and technology general, Gender and social development, Post-primary education, Primary and basic education, Social protection, Higher education, General health and health funding
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: 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

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

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

 ...(j) Implementing measures to curtail illicit financial flows at all levels, enhancing disclosure practices and promoting transparency in financial information. In this regard, strengthening national and multinational efforts to address this issue is crucial, including support to developing countries and technical assistance to enhance their capacities. Additional measures should be implemented to prevent the transfer abroad of stolen assets and to assist in the recovery and return of such assets, in particular to their countries of origin, consistent with the United Nations Convention against Corruption;”

 
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: Agriculture

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

...(r) Increasing the sustainable production and augmenting the availability and quality of food including through long-term investment, access of smallholder farmers to markets, credit and inputs, improved land-use planning, crop diversification, commercialization and development of an adequate rural infrastructure and enhanced market access for developing countries;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Gender - Gender and economic opportunity

 “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

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: 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: Private Sector development and financial services for the poor - Social protection

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

...(g) Promoting comprehensive systems of social protection that provide universal access to essential social services, consistent with national priorities and circumstances, by establishing a minimum level of social security and health care for all;”

 
Scope: 
International