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, 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: 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