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

Sectors : Transparency and accountability, Remittances, Education capacity, Employment and Training, Economic governance, corruption and crime, Energy, climate change and technology, Climate change technology and research, Agricultural and biotechnology, Science, research and technology general, Women's rights, International trade: market access, subsidies and aid for trade, Financial Institutions, markets, services and microfinance, Domestic resource mobilisation, Quality of aid, Debt relief, Aid volume, International partnerships and support for Pan-African institutions, Human Rights, Peace-building and peacekeeping, Economic governance and public finance management, Political governance, Gender and economic opportunity, Post-primary education, Primary and basic education, ICT, Water and Sanitation, Regional trade, Agriculture trade, Food security, Agricultural investment and production, Agriculture, Humanitarian assistance, Sustainable development, Environmental degradation and natural resource management, Gender and political agency, Infrastructure General, Gender and social development, Social protection, Higher education, General health and health funding, Health systems, medicines and regulation, HIV/AIDS, Maternal health, reproductive health and infant mortality, Other Preventable Diseases, Health and technology, Malaria, TB, Adaptation, Mitigation and low carbon growth
Date made: 
2010
Level: 
Heads Of State

Commitments

Commitments in: Governance - Transparency and accountability

 “4. We underscore the continued relevance of the outcomes of all major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields and the commitments contained therein, including the Millennium Development Goals, which have raised awareness and continue to generate real and important development gains. Together these outcomes and commitments have played a vital role in shaping a broad development vision and constitute the overarching framework for the development activities of the United Nations. We strongly reiterate our determination to ensure the timely and full implementation of these outcomes and commitments.”

Scope: 
International

“68. We recognize that all countries require adequate, timely, reliable and disaggregated data, including demographic data, in order to design better programmes and policies for sustainable development. We commit to strengthening our national statistical systems, including for effectively monitoring progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. We also reiterate the need to increase efforts in support of statistical capacity-building in developing countries.”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Migration - Remittances

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

... (w) Strengthening cooperation between originating and receiving countries to lower the transaction costs of remittances, especially promoting conditions for cheaper, faster and safer transfers of remittances, which can contribute to national efforts for development.”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Private Sector development and financial services for the poor - Employment and Training

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

...(f) Taking appropriate steps to assist one another in the elimination of the worst forms of child labour, strengthening child protection systems and combating trafficking in children through, inter alia, enhanced international cooperation and assistance, including support for social and economic development, poverty eradication programmes and universal education;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Technology - Energy, climate change and technology

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

...(f) Supporting the implementation of national policies and strategies to combine, as appropriate, the increased use of new and renewable energy sources and low emission technologies, the more efficient use of energy, greater reliance on advanced energy technologies, including cleaner fossil fuel technologies, and the sustainable use of traditional energy resources, as well as promoting access to modern, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy services and enhancing national capacities to meet the growing energy demand, as appropriate, supported by international cooperation in this field and by the promotion of the development and dissemination of appropriate, affordable and sustainable energy technologies and the transfer of such technologies on mutually agreed terms;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Technology - Agricultural and biotechnology

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

...(q) Increasing the growth rate of agricultural productivity in developing countries through promoting the development and dissemination of appropriate, affordable and sustainable agricultural technology, as well as the transfer of such technologies on mutually agreed terms, and supporting agricultural research and innovation, extension services and agricultural education in developing countries;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Technology - Science, research and technology general

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

 ...(h) Improving national-level capacity to monitor and report on progress, gaps and opportunities through better generation and use of sex- and age-disaggregated data, including with the support of the international community;”

 
Scope: 
International

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

 ...(u) Promoting the strategic role of science and technology, including information technology and innovation in areas relevant for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, in particular agricultural productivity, water management and sanitation, energy security and public health...”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Financing for Development - Domestic resource mobilisation

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

....(e) Enhancing financing for development in the areas of domestic resource mobilization, foreign direct investment, international trade, international financial and technical cooperation for development, and debt and systemic issues by meeting our commitments made in the Monterrey Consensus of the International Conference on Financing for Development and reaffirmed in the Doha Declaration on Financing for Development and all other relevant outcomes of major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields, thus expanding fiscal capacity for financing the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals;”

 
Scope: 
International

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

 ...(i) Enhancing and strengthening domestic resource mobilization and fiscal space, including, where appropriate, through modernized tax systems, more efficient tax collection, broadening the tax base and effectively combating tax evasion and capital flight. While each country is responsible for its tax system, it is important to support national efforts in these areas by strengthening technical assistance and enhancing international cooperation and participation in addressing international tax matters...”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Financing for Development - Quality of aid

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

...(i) Enhancing the impact of development assistance in advancing gender equality and empowerment of women and girls through targeted activities including capacity-building, as well as through gender mainstreaming and enhanced dialogue between donors and partners, involving, as appropriate, civil society and the private sector, with a view to ensuring adequate funding;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Financing for Development - Debt relief

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

 ...(q) Assisting developing countries in ensuring long-term debt sustainability through coordinated policies aimed at fostering debt financing, debt relief and debt restructuring, as appropriate, while noting also that developing countries can seek to negotiate, as a last resort, on a case-by-case basis and through existing frameworks, agreements on temporary debt stand stills between debtors and creditors in order to help mitigate the adverse impacts of the crisis and stabilize negative macroeconomic developments;”

 
Scope: 
International

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.”

Scope: 
Africa

 “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.”

Scope: 
International

 “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;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Development partnerships - International partnerships and support for Pan-African institutions

 “7. We are determined to collectively advance and strengthen the global partnership for development, as the centrepiece of our cooperation, in the years ahead...

...8. We are committed to making every effort to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, including through actions, policies and strategies defined in the present Declaration in support of developing countries, in particular those countries that are lagging most behind and those goals that are most off track, thus improving the lives of the poorest people.”

 
Scope: 
International

 “14. We are convinced that the United Nations, on the basis of its universal membership, legitimacy and unique mandate, plays a vital role in the promotion of international cooperation for development and in supporting the acceleration of the implementation of the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals. We reaffirm the need for a strong United Nations to meet the challenges of the changing global environment.”

Scope: 
International

 “58. We reaffirm that the United Nations funds, programmes and regional commissions, and the specialized agencies of the United Nations system, in accordance with their respective mandates, have an important role to play in advancing development and in protecting development gains, in accordance with national strategies and priorities, including progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. We will continue to take steps for a strong, well coordinated, coherent and effective United Nations system in support of the Millennium Development Goals...”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Peace and security - Peace-building and peacekeeping

 “3. We also reaffirm the importance of freedom, peace and security, respect for all human rights, including the right to development, the rule of law, gender equality and an overall commitment to just and democratic societies for development.”

Scope: 
International

 “13. We acknowledge that peace and security, development and human rights are the pillars of the United Nations system and the foundations for collective security and well-being. We recognize that development, peace and security and human rights are interlinked and mutually reinforcing. We reaffirm that our common fundamental values, including freedom, equality, solidarity, tolerance, respect for all human rights, respect for nature and shared responsibility, are essential for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.”

Scope: 
International

 “50. We recognize the specific development challenges related to peacebuilding and early recovery in countries affected by conflict and the effect of these challenges on their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. We request donor countries to provide adequate, timely and predictable development assistance in support of these efforts, tailored to country-specific needs and situations, at the request of the recipient country. We are determined to strengthen international partnerships to address these needs, demonstrate progress and enable improved international support.”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Governance - Economic governance and public finance management

 “36. We resolve to promote and strengthen national ownership and leadership of development as a key determinant of progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals, with each country taking the primary responsibility for its own development. We encourage all countries to continue to design, implement and monitor development strategies tailored to their specific situations, including through broad consultations and participation of all relevant stakeholders, as appropriate for each national context. We call on the United Nations system and other development actors to support the design and implementation of these strategies, at the request of Member States.”

Scope: 
International

 “49. We resolve to take further effective measures and actions, in conformity with international law to remove obstacles and constraints, strengthen support and meet the special needs of the regions and countries struggling to achieve economic and social development, including least developed countries, landlocked developing countries, small island developing States, middle income countries, Africa, and people living in areas affected by complex humanitarian emergencies and in areas affected by terrorism. In addition, we acknowledge the need to take concerted actions in conformity with international law to remove the obstacles to the full realization of the rights of peoples living under foreign occupation to promote the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.”

Scope: 
International

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

...(b) Adopting forward-looking economic policies that lead to sustained, inclusive and equitable economic growth and sustainable development, and which increase employment opportunities, promote agricultural development and reduce poverty;

(c) Increasing efforts at all levels to mitigate the social and economic impacts, particularly on poverty and hunger, of the multiple crises through global responses that are comprehensive, effective, inclusive and sustainable, taking into account the needs of developing countries;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “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: Governance - Human Rights

 “2.We reaffirm that we continue to be guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, with full respect for international law and its principles.”

Scope: 
International

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

...(u) Reaffirming the right of everyone to have access to safe, sufficient and nutritious food, consistent with the right to adequate food and the fundamental right of everyone to be free from hunger, so as to be able to fully develop and maintain his or her physical and mental capacities;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “71. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in achieving Millennium Development Goal 2, including through:

(a) Realizing the right of everyone to education and re-emphasizing that education shall be directed at the full development of the human personality and the sense of its dignity and shall strengthen respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms;”

 
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

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

 ...(j) Implementing measures to curtail illicit financial flows at all levels, enhancing disclosure practices and promoting transparency in financial information. In this regard, strengthening national and multinational efforts to address this issue is crucial, including support to developing countries and technical assistance to enhance their capacities. Additional measures should be implemented to prevent the transfer abroad of stolen assets and to assist in the recovery and return of such assets, in particular to their countries of origin, consistent with the United Nations Convention against Corruption;”

 
Scope: 
International

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: Trade - Regional trade

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

...(o) Strengthening regional integration and trade as it is crucial for significant development benefits, growth and jobs and for generating resources to sustain progress towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Trade - International trade: market access, subsidies and aid for trade

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

 ...(k) Fully supporting and further developing a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory, equitable and transparent multilateral trading system, inter alia, by working expeditiously towards a balanced and ambitious, comprehensive and development-oriented outcome of the Doha Development

Agenda of multilateral trade negotiations, in order to bring benefits to all and contribute to enhancing the integration of developing countries in the system, while recognizing the importance of making progress in key areas of the Doha Development Agenda of special interest to developing countries, reaffirming the importance of special and differential treatment referred to therein;...

 ...(n) Further implementing aid for trade, including through the Enhanced Integrated Framework for Trade-related Technical Assistance to Least Developed Countries, to help strengthen and enhance the trade capacity and international competitiveness of developing countries so as to ensure equitable benefits from increased trading opportunities and to foster economic growth;”

 

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Agriculture - Agriculture trade

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

 ...(p) Fulfilling, in the Doha Development Agenda, the 2005 pledge of members of the World Trade Organization to ensure the parallel elimination in agriculture of all forms of export subsidies and disciplines on all export  measures with equivalent effect to be completed by the end of 2013;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Agriculture - Food security

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

 ...(j) Reaffirming the international commitment to eliminating hunger and to securing access to food for all and reiterating, in this regard, the important role of relevant organizations, particularly the United Nations system;

(k) Supporting the Five Rome Principles for Sustainable Global Food Security contained in the Declaration of the Rome World Summit on Food Security;

(l) Strengthening international coordination and governance for food security, through the Global Partnership for Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition, of which the Committee on World Food Security is a central component, and reiterating that it is essential to enhance global governance, building on existing institutions and fostering effective partnerships;

... (n) Supporting a comprehensive and coordinated response to address the multiple and complex causes of the global food crisis, including the adoption of political, economic, social, financial and technical solutions in the short, medium and long term by national Governments and the international community, including mitigating the impact of the high volatility of food prices on developing countries. The relevant United Nations organizations have an important role to play in this regard;”

 

Scope: 
International

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

 ...(s) Delivering on the commitments made to achieve global food security, and providing adequate and predictable resources through bilateral and multilateral channels, including the commitments set out in the L’Aquila Initiative on Global Food Security;”

 
Scope: 
International

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

...(v) Making special efforts to meet the nutritional needs of women, children, older persons and persons with disabilities, as well as those living in vulnerable situations, through targeted and effective programming;

(w) Accelerating progress on the challenges faced by indigenous peoples in the context of food security, and in this regard taking special actions to combat the root causes of the disproportionately high level of hunger and malnutrition among indigenous peoples.”

 
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:

...(m) Promoting efforts to improve capacity-building in sustainable fisheries management, especially in developing countries, as fish is an important source of animal protein for millions of people and is an essential component in the fight against malnutrition and hunger;”

 
Scope: 
International

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

 ...(o) Promoting at all levels a strong enabling environment for enhancing agricultural production, productivity and sustainability in developing countries, including through public and private investment, land-use planning, efficient water management, adequate rural infrastructure, including irrigation, and developing strong agricultural value chains and improving access of farmers to markets and land and supportive economic policies and institutions at the national and international level;”

 
Scope: 
International

  “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: 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: Disaster risk reduction and humanitarian assistance - Humanitarian assistance

 “71. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in achieving Millennium Development Goal 2, including through:

...(j) Strengthening efforts to ensure primary education as a fundamental element of the response to and preparedness for humanitarian emergencies, ensuring that affected countries are supported, at their request, in their efforts to restore their education systems by the international community.”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Environment - Sustainable development

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

(a) Pursuing sustainable development, in accordance with the principles contained in the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development,21 including the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities, and taking into account the respective capabilities of countries, with a view to effectively implementing the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development and addressing new and emerging challenges;

(b) Pursuing environmental sustainability through nationally owned comprehensive and coherent planning frameworks and the adoption of national legislation, in accordance with national circumstances and the appropriate implementation capacity; supporting developing countries in this regard in building capacity and providing financial resources; and promoting the development and dissemination of appropriate, affordable and sustainable technology and the transfer of such technologies on mutually agreed terms;”

 
Scope: 
International

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

 ...(l) Taking measures to ensure the sustainable management of marine biodiversity and ecosystems, including fish stocks, which contribute to food security and hunger and poverty eradication efforts, including through ecosystem approaches to ocean management, and to address the adverse effects of climate change on the marine environment and marine biodiversity;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “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

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

...(n) Promoting sustainable consumption and production patterns, in accordance with the Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (“Johannesburg Plan of Implementation”);

(o) Fostering a greater level of coordination among national and local institutions responsible for economic and social development and environmental protection, including with respect to the promotion of investments relevant for sustainable development;

(p) Working towards a successful United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012.”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Environment - Environmental degradation and natural resource management

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

 ...(t) Addressing environmental challenges to sustainable agriculture development such as water quality and availability, deforestation and desertification, land and soil degradation, dust, floods, drought and unpredictable weather patterns and loss of biodiversity, and promoting the development and dissemination of appropriate, affordable and sustainable agricultural technologies and the transfer of such technologies on mutually agreed terms;”

 
Scope: 
International

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

...(c) Supporting the implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa,22 through joint action of the international community in addressing the causes and poverty impacts of desertification and land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas, consistent with articles 1, 2 and 3 of the Convention, taking into account the ten-year strategic plan and framework to enhance the implementation of the Convention (2008-2018), supporting the exchange of best practices and lessons learned, including from regional cooperation, and the mobilization of adequate and predictable financial resources;

(d) Strengthening political commitment and action at all levels to effectively implement the global objectives on forest and the sustainable forest management of all types of forests in order to reduce the loss of forest cover and improve the livelihoods of those that depend on forests through the development of a comprehensive and more effective approach to financing activities, involvement of local and indigenous communities and other relevant stakeholders, promoting good governance at the national and international levels, and enhancing international cooperation to address the threats posed by illicit activities;

(e) Continuing to pursue more efficient and coherent implementation of the three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity and addressing implementation gaps, where appropriate, including through the fulfilment of commitments significantly reducing the rate of loss of biodiversity, including through preserving and maintaining knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities, and continuing ongoing efforts towards elaborating and negotiating an international regime on access and benefit sharing.” 

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Gender - Gender and political agency

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

...(f) Taking action to improve the numbers and active participation of women in all political and economic decision-making processes, including by investing in women’s leadership in local decision-making structures and processes, encouraging appropriate legislative action and creating an even playing field for men and women in political and Government institutions, and intensifying our efforts for the equal participation of women and men as key stakeholders at all levels in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and peacebuilding processes;”

 
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:

 ...(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: Gender - Women's rights

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

(a) Taking action to achieve the goals of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and its twelve critical areas of concern, our commitments in the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the obligations and commitments of States parties to the

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the Convention on the Rights of the Child;”

 
Scope: 
International

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

 ...(g) Strengthening comprehensive national laws and policies and programmes to enhance accountability and raise awareness, prevent and combat all forms of violence against women and girls everywhere, which undermine their full enjoyment of all human rights, and ensure that women have access to justice and protection, and that all perpetrators of such violence are duly investigated, prosecuted and punished in order to end impunity, in conformity with national legislation, international humanitarian law and international human rights law;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Health - General health and health funding

 “73. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in promoting global public health for all, including through:

(a) Realizing the values and principles of primary health care, including equity, solidarity, social justice, universal access to services, multisectoral action, transparency, accountability, community participation and empowerment, as the basis for strengthening health systems, and recall in this regard the Declaration of Alma-Ata;”

 
Scope: 
International

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

 ...(j) Increasing efforts to achieve universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, strengthening the fight against malaria, tuberculosis and other diseases, including through providing adequate funding for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and through United Nations agencies, funds and programmes and other multilateral and bilateral channels, strengthening innovative financing mechanisms, as appropriate, and contributing to the long-term sustainability of the response.”

 
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

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

a)Scaling up efforts to achieve integrated management of childhood illnesses, particularly actions to address and prevent the main causes of child mortality, including newborn and infant mortality, these being, inter alia, pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria and malnutrition, which can be achieved by developing, implementing and evaluating appropriate national strategies, policies and programmes for child survival, preventive pre-natal, para-natal and post-natal measures, vaccinations and immunization and by working to ensure that medicines, medical products and technologies are affordable and available.” 

 
Scope: 
International

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

... (b) Sustaining and scaling up successful prevention and vaccination programmes as one of the most efficient ways to reduce child mortality, including the measles, polio, tuberculosis and tetanus campaigns, by ensuring sufficient funding, political commitment and conscientious implementation of control activities, especially in priority countries;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “75. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in order to achieve Millennium Development Goal 5, including through:

(a) Taking steps to realize the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, including sexual and reproductive health;

(b) Addressing reproductive, maternal and child health, including newborn health, in a comprehensive manner, inter alia, through the provision of family planning, prenatal care, skilled attendance at birth, emergency obstetric and newborn care and methods for the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and infections, such as HIV, within strengthened health systems that provide accessible and affordable integrated health-care services and include community-based preventive and clinical care;

(c) Building on effective, multisectoral and integrated approaches, we emphasize the need for the provision of universal access to reproductive health by 2015, including integrating family planning, sexual health and health-care services in national strategies and programmes;

(d) Taking action at all levels to address the interlinked root causes of maternal mortality and morbidity, such as poverty, malnutrition, harmful practices, lack of accessible and appropriate health-care services, information and education and gender inequality, and paying particular attention to eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls;

(e) Ensuring that all women, men and young people have information about, access to and choice of the widest possible range of safe, effective, affordable and acceptable methods of family planning;

(f) Expanding the provision of comprehensive obstetric care and strengthening the role of skilled health-care providers, including midwives and nurses, through their training and retention in order to fully utilize their potential as trusted providers of maternal health-care services, as well as expanding family planning within local communities and expanding and upgrading formal and informal training in sexual and reproductive health care and family planning for all health-care providers, health educators and managers, including training in interpersonal communications and counselling.”

 
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:

...(b) Strengthening the capacity of national health systems to deliver equitable and quality health-care services and promoting the widest possible access to health-care services at the point of use, especially to those in vulnerable situations, through public policies that remove barriers to access and use of health-care services, complemented by the support of international programmes, measures and policies that align with national priorities;

(c) Providing and strengthening comprehensive and affordable community-based primary health-care services so as to ensure a continuum from health promotion and disease prevention through to care and rehabilitation, while paying particular attention to poor people and populations, especially in rural and remote areas, with a view to extending health protection to all those in need;

...(e) Realizing the international commitment to supporting national efforts in strengthening health systems that deliver equitable health outcomes as a basis for a comprehensive approach that includes health financing, the training and retention of the health workforce, procurement and distribution of medicines and vaccines, infrastructure, information systems and service delivery;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “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

 “73. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in promoting global public health for all, including through:

 ...(h) Improving national health governance, including through the participation of civil society, the private sector and other relevant stakeholders, as well as strengthening international support, as appropriate, in order to ensure that national health systems are sustainable, well prepared and capable of responding to challenges, including crises and pandemics;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “73. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in promoting global public health for all, including through:

 ...(i) Developing appropriate policies and actions to promote health education and literacy, including among young people, in order to address the lack of awareness about health and, in some cases, harmful practices which significantly inhibit women’s and children’s access to health-care services, and to ensure respect for human rights, promote gender equality and the empowerment of women as essential means of addressing the health of women and girls, and to address the stigmatization of people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “73. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in promoting global public health for all, including through:

...(k) Strengthening the effectiveness of health systems and proven interventions to address evolving health challenges, including the increased incidence of non-communicable diseases, road traffic injuries and fatalities and environmental and occupational health hazards;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “73. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in promoting global public health for all, including through:

... (m) Further strengthening international cooperation, inter alia, through exchange of best practices in strengthening health systems, improving access to medicines, encouraging the development of technology and the transfer of technology on mutually agreed terms, the production of affordable, safe, effective and good quality medicines, fostering the production of innovative medicines, generics, vaccines and other health commodities, the training and retaining of health personnel and work to ensure that international cooperation and assistance, in particular external funding, become more predictable, better harmonized and better aligned with national priorities for capacity-building and channelled to recipient countries in ways that strengthen national health systems;

...(n) Further promoting research and development, knowledge-sharing and the provision and use of ICT for health, including through facilitating affordable access by all countries, especially developing countries;

(o) Enhancing public-private partnerships for health-care service delivery, encouraging the development of new and affordable technologies and their innovative application and developing new and affordable vaccines and medicines needed, in particular, in developing countries;”

 
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: Health - Other Preventable Diseases

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

... (e) Stepping up the fight against pneumonia and diarrhoea through the greater use of proven highly effective preventive and treatment measures, as well as new tools, such as new vaccines, which are affordable even in the poorest countries;”

 
Scope: 
International

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

 ...(h) Renewing efforts to prevent and treat neglected tropical diseases, prevention and treatment services for malaria and tuberculosis, including by improving national health information systems, strengthening international cooperation, accelerating further research and development, developing innovative vaccines and medicines and adopting comprehensive prevention strategies;

(i) Undertaking concerted action and a coordinated response at the national, regional and global levels in order to adequately address the developmental and other challenges posed by non-communicable diseases, namely cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, working towards a successful high-level meeting of the General Assembly in 2011;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Health - Malaria

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

...(g) Sustaining national efforts and programmes, with the support of the international community, to address the challenges posed by malaria by strengthening effective prevention, diagnosis and treatment strategies, including through ensuring the accessibility to and availability of affordable, quality and effective medicines and generics, including artemisinin combination therapy, as well as progress in the use of long-lasting, safe insecticide-treated bed nets to combat malaria and ongoing research for the prompt development of malaria vaccines;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Health - HIV/AIDS

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

....(g) Working to ensure that the next generation is born HIV-free by providing, on an urgent basis, extended and sustainable coverage and improved quality of services to prevent mother-to-child transmission as well as increasing access to paediatric HIV treatment services.”

 
Scope: 
International

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

(a) Redoubling efforts to achieve universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support services as an essential step in achieving Millennium Development Goal 6 and as a contribution to reaching the other Millennium Development Goals;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “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

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

...(c) Dealing with HIV/AIDS from a developmental perspective, which requires a national network of sound and workable institutions and multisectoral prevention, treatment, care and support strategies, addressing the stigmatization of and discrimination against people living with HIV and promoting their social integration, rehabilitation and greater involvement in HIV response, as well as strengthening national efforts at HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support and strengthening efforts to eliminate the mother-to-child transmission of HIV;”

 
Scope: 
International

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

...(d) Building new strategic partnerships to strengthen and leverage the linkages between HIV and other health- and development-related initiatives, expanding, to the greatest extent possible and with the support of international cooperation and partnerships, national capacity to deliver comprehensive

HIV/AIDS programmes, as well as new and more effective antiretroviral treatments, in ways that strengthen existing national health and social systems, including using HIV platforms as a foundation for the expansion of service delivery. In this regard, expediting action to integrate HIV information and services into programmes for primary health care, sexual and reproductive health, including voluntary family planning and mother and child health, treatment for tuberculosis, hepatitis C and sexually transmitted infections and care for children affected, orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS, as well as nutrition and formal and informal education;”

 
Scope: 
International

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

 ...(e) Planning for long-term sustainability, including addressing the expected increase in demand for second and third line drug regimens to treat HIV, malaria and tuberculosis;”

 
Scope: 
International

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

 ...(f) Strengthening support to affected countries in order to respond to HIV co infection with tuberculosis, as well as multi-drug resistant and extensively drug resistant tuberculosis, including through earlier detection of all forms of tuberculosis;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Education - Education capacity

 “71. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in achieving Millennium Development Goal 2, including through:

...(c) Removing barriers, outside and within education systems, so as to provide equitable educational and learning opportunities for all children, since knowledge and education are key factors for sustained, inclusive and equitable economic growth and for the achievement of all the Millennium Development

Goals, through continued political emphasis on education and by promoting, with the support of the international community, civil society and the private sector, appropriate and targeted, evidence-based measures such as abolishing school fees, providing school meals, ensuring that schools have separate sanitation facilities for boys and girls and in other ways making primary education for all children available, accessible and affordable;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “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

 “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;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “71. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in achieving Millennium Development Goal 2, including through:

... (h) Supporting the efforts of national Governments to strengthen their capacity to plan and manage education programmes by involving all education providers in line with national policies and educational systems;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Education - Post-primary education

 “71. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in achieving Millennium Development Goal 2, including through:

...(i) Giving greater focus to the transition from primary education and access to secondary education, vocational training and non-formal education and entry into the labour market;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Education - Primary and basic education

 “45. We reiterate our commitment to ensure by 2015 that children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary education.”

Scope: 
International

 “71. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in achieving Millennium Development Goal 2, including through:

...(b) Making further progress towards the goal of universal primary education by building on the gains made during the past decade;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “71. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in achieving Millennium Development Goal 2, including through:

 ...(d) Addressing the root causes of the inequalities, disparities and diverse forms of exclusion and discrimination affecting children, particularly out-of-school children, including by enhancing enrolment, retention, participation and achievement of children, by developing and operationalizing an inclusive education and defining targeted, proactive strategies, policies and programmes, including cross-sectoral approaches, to promote accessibility and inclusion. In this regard, additional efforts should be undertaken to work across sectors to reduce drop-out, repetition and failure rates, especially for the poor, and to eliminate the gender gap in education;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “71. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in achieving Millennium Development Goal 2, including through:

...(g) Continuing to implement national programmes and measures to eliminate illiteracy worldwide as part of the commitments made in the Dakar Framework for Action on Education for All, adopted in 2000 at the World Education Forum, and in the Millennium Development Goals. In this regard, we recognize the important contribution of South-South and triangular cooperation through, inter alia, innovative pedagogical methods in literacy;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Private Sector development and financial services for the poor - Social protection

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

...(g) Promoting comprehensive systems of social protection that provide universal access to essential social services, consistent with national priorities and circumstances, by establishing a minimum level of social security and health care for all;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Climate Change - Mitigation and low carbon growth

 “26. We recognize that climate change poses serious risks and challenges to all countries, especially developing countries. We commit to addressing climate change in accordance with the principles and provisions of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, including the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities. We maintain the Framework Convention as the primary international, intergovernmental forum for negotiating the global response to climate change.” 

Scope: 
International

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

...(g) Maintaining that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is the primary international, intergovernmental forum for negotiating the global response to climate change, calling upon States to take urgent global action to address climate change in accordance with the principles identified in the Convention, including the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities...”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Climate Change - Adaptation

 “32. We recognize the unique and particular vulnerabilities of small island developing States and reaffirm our commitment to take urgent and concrete action to address those vulnerabilities through the full and effective implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States.”

Scope: 
International