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

Sectors : Gender and economic opportunity, Gender and social development, Post-primary education, Primary and basic education, Social protection, Employment and Training, Higher education, HIV/AIDS
Organisation : UN
Date made: 
2010
Level: 
Heads Of State
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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:

 ...(b) Ensuring access to education and successful schooling of girls by removing barriers and expanding support for girls’ education through measures such as providing free primary education, a safe environment for schooling and financial assistance such as scholarships and cash transfer programmes, promoting supportive policies to end discrimination against women and girls in education, and tracking completion and attendance rates with a view to retaining girls in schools through secondary levels;”

 
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

Commitments in: Health - HIV/AIDS

 “76. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in order to achieve Millennium Development Goal 6, including through:

 ...(b) Significantly intensifying prevention efforts and increasing access to treatment by scaling up strategically aligned programmes aimed at reducing the vulnerability of persons more likely to be infected with HIV, combining biomedical, behavioural and social and structural interventions and through the empowerment of women and adolescent girls so as to increase their capacity to protect themselves from the risk of HIV infection and the promotion and protection of all human rights.” 

 
Scope: 
International