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

Sectors : Economic governance and public finance management, Employment and Training, Gender and economic opportunity, Financial Institutions, markets, services and microfinance, Agricultural investment and production, Infrastructure General, Science, research and technology general, Gender and political agency, Gender and social development, Higher education, Post-primary education
Organisation : UN
Date made: 
2010
Level: 
Heads Of State
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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

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: Gender - Gender and economic opportunity

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

...(i) Promoting the empowerment and participation of rural women as critical agents for enhancing agricultural and rural development and food security and ensuring their equal access to productive resources, land ,financing, technologies, training and markets;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “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

 “72. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress to achieve Millennium Development Goal 3, including through:

...(k) Promoting and protecting women’s equal access to adequate housing, property and land, including rights to inheritance, and enabling them to secure access to credit through appropriate constitutional, legislative and administrative measures;

l) Promoting women’s economic empowerment and ensuring women’s access to productive resources. In this regard, strengthening gender responsive public management in order to ensure gender equality in resource allocation, capacity development and benefit sharing in all sectors, including in central and local level governments.”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Gender - Gender and social development

“12... We reaffirm the need for the full and effective implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action... We welcome the establishment of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), and pledge our full support for its operationalization.”

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