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

Sectors : Energy, climate change and technology, Climate change technology and research, Agricultural and biotechnology, Science, research and technology general, Women's rights, Environmental degradation and natural resource management, Employment and Training, Gender and economic opportunity, Infrastructure General, Health systems, medicines and regulation, Health and technology
Organisation : UN
Date made: 
2010
Level: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Technology - Energy, climate change and technology

 “77. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in order to achieve Millennium Development Goal 7, including through:

...(f) Supporting the implementation of national policies and strategies to combine, as appropriate, the increased use of new and renewable energy sources and low emission technologies, the more efficient use of energy, greater reliance on advanced energy technologies, including cleaner fossil fuel technologies, and the sustainable use of traditional energy resources, as well as promoting access to modern, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy services and enhancing national capacities to meet the growing energy demand, as appropriate, supported by international cooperation in this field and by the promotion of the development and dissemination of appropriate, affordable and sustainable energy technologies and the transfer of such technologies on mutually agreed terms;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Technology - Agricultural and biotechnology

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

...(q) Increasing the growth rate of agricultural productivity in developing countries through promoting the development and dissemination of appropriate, affordable and sustainable agricultural technology, as well as the transfer of such technologies on mutually agreed terms, and supporting agricultural research and innovation, extension services and agricultural education in developing countries;”

 
Scope: 
International

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

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

 ...(u) Promoting the strategic role of science and technology, including information technology and innovation in areas relevant for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, in particular agricultural productivity, water management and sanitation, energy security and public health...”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Environment - Environmental degradation and natural resource management

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

 ...(t) Addressing environmental challenges to sustainable agriculture development such as water quality and availability, deforestation and desertification, land and soil degradation, dust, floods, drought and unpredictable weather patterns and loss of biodiversity, and promoting the development and dissemination of appropriate, affordable and sustainable agricultural technologies and the transfer of such technologies on mutually agreed terms;”

 
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

Commitments in: Health - Health systems, medicines and regulation

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

... (m) Further strengthening international cooperation, inter alia, through exchange of best practices in strengthening health systems, improving access to medicines, encouraging the development of technology and the transfer of technology on mutually agreed terms, the production of affordable, safe, effective and good quality medicines, fostering the production of innovative medicines, generics, vaccines and other health commodities, the training and retaining of health personnel and work to ensure that international cooperation and assistance, in particular external funding, become more predictable, better harmonized and better aligned with national priorities for capacity-building and channelled to recipient countries in ways that strengthen national health systems;

...(n) Further promoting research and development, knowledge-sharing and the provision and use of ICT for health, including through facilitating affordable access by all countries, especially developing countries;

(o) Enhancing public-private partnerships for health-care service delivery, encouraging the development of new and affordable technologies and their innovative application and developing new and affordable vaccines and medicines needed, in particular, in developing countries;”

 
Scope: 
International