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

Sectors : ICT, Water and Sanitation, Agricultural investment and production, Agriculture, Financial Institutions, markets, services and microfinance, Environmental degradation and natural resource management, Sustainable development, Employment and Training, Gender and economic opportunity, Infrastructure General, Science, research and technology general, Health systems, medicines and regulation, HIV/AIDS, Maternal health, reproductive health and infant mortality, Education capacity
Organisation : UN
Date made: 
2010
Level: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Infrastructure - ICT

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

...(v) Strengthening public-private partnerships in order to close the large gaps that remain in access to and affordability of ICT across countries and income groups, including by upgrading the quality and quantity of existing telecommunication infrastructure, particularly in the least developed countries, to support more modern ICT applications and greatly increase connectivity, access and investment in innovation and development and the effective use of innovative ICT applications and e-governance tools; and in this regard encouraging further operationalizing of the voluntary Digital Solidarity Fund;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Infrastructure - Water and Sanitation

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

...(h) Continuing to increase sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation through prioritizing integrated water and sanitation strategies, which include the restoration, upgrading and maintenance of infrastructure, including water pipelines and sewage networks, as well as promoting integrated water management in national planning and exploring innovative ways of improving the tracking and monitoring of water quality;

(i) Promoting integrated waste management systems, in partnership with all relevant stakeholders and with international financial and technological support, as appropriate;

(j) Redoubling efforts to close the sanitation gap through scaled-up ground-level action, supported by strong political will and increased community participation, in accordance with national development strategies, promoting the mobilization and provision of adequate financial and technological resources, technical know-how and capacity-building for developing countries in order to increase the coverage of basic sanitation, especially for the poor, and noting in this regard the global effort to realize “Sustainable sanitation: the five-year drive to 2015”

 
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: Environment - Sustainable development

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

...(m) Supporting the efforts of countries to preserve fragile mountain ecosystems as an important source of fresh water and as repositories of rich biological diversity, with a view to achieving sustainable development and eradicating poverty;”

 
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 - Maternal health, reproductive health and infant mortality

 “44. We commit to redoubling our efforts to reduce maternal and child mortality and improve the health of women and children, including through strengthened national health systems, efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, improved nutrition, and access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, making use of enhanced global partnerships.”

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:

...(d) Improving the quality and effectiveness of health-care services delivery by providing integrated health-care services through coordinated approaches at the country level, the increased use of common platforms and the integration of relevant services of other sectors, including water and sanitation;

...(f) Strengthening basic infrastructure, human and technical resources and the provision of health facilities so as to improve health systems and ensure the accessibility, affordability and quality, especially in rural and remote areas, of health-care services, as well as sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, bearing in mind the commitment to halving, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation as a means of fighting waterborne diseases;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “74. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in order to achieve Millennium Development Goal 4, including through:

... (f) Scaling up efforts, including awareness raising, to address the critical impact of increasing access to safe drinking water, sanitation coverage and hygienic care, including hand washing with soap, on reducing the death rate among children as a result of diarrhoeal diseases;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Education - Education capacity

 “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