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

Sectors : Aid volume, Quality of aid, Domestic resource mobilisation, Transparency and accountability, Education capacity
Organisation : UN
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Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Financing for Development - Aid volume

 “33. We recognize that more attention should be given to Africa, especially those countries most off track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015...  We note that aid to Africa has increased in recent years; however, it still lags behind the commitments that have been made. We therefore strongly call for the delivery of those commitments.”


 “38. We reaffirm the Monterrey Consensus and the Doha Declaration on Financing for Development in their entirety, and their integrity and holistic approach, and recognize that mobilizing financial resources for development and the effective use of all those resources are central to the global partnership for development, including in support of the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals.”


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

... (f) The fulfilment of all ODA commitments is crucial, including the commitments by many developed countries to achieve the target of 0.7 per cent of gross national product (GNP) for ODA to developing countries by 2015 and to reach the level of at least 0.5 per cent of GNP for ODA by 2010, as well as a target of 0.15 to 0.20 per cent of GNP for ODA to least developed countries. To reach their agreed timetables, donor countries should take all necessary and appropriate measures to raise the rate of aid disbursements to meet their existing commitments. We urge those developed countries that have not yet done so to make additional concrete efforts towards the target of 0.7 per cent of GNP for ODA to developing countries, including the specific target of 0.15 to 0.20 per cent of GNP for ODA to least developed countries in line with the Brussels Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2001-2010, in accordance with their commitments. To build on progress achieved in ensuring that ODA is used effectively, we stress the importance of democratic governance, improved transparency and accountability, and managing for results. We strongly encourage all donors to establish, as soon as possible, rolling indicative timetables that illustrate how they aim to reach their goals, in accordance with their respective budget allocation process. We stress the importance of mobilizing greater domestic support in developed countries towards the fulfilment of their commitments, including through raising public awareness, and by providing data on aid effectiveness and demonstrating tangible results;”


Commitments in: Education - Education capacity

 “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;”