United Nations General Assembly discusses with civil society the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

The Informal Interactive Hearings of the General Assembly with Non-governmental organizations, Civil society organizations and the Private sector is an initiative of the UN General Assembly in order to provide input to the preparatory process for the ‘MDG summit’ (High-level Plenary Meeting) which will happen next September (20-22). The Hearings will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York on June 14th and 15th.

The objective of the MDG Summit is to discuss how to accelerate progress towards all the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015, taking into account the progress made towards the internationally agreed development goals (A/RES/64/184). The summit is expected to undertake a comprehensive review of successes, best practices and lessons learned, obstacles and gaps, challenges and opportunities, leading to concrete strategies for action.

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