Sunday, May 12, 2013
Secretary-General, Calling for Stepped-Up Efforts to Meet Millennium Goals, Says Investing in Women’s, Children’s Health Yields High Returns
Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at a special event on “Meeting the Challenges of the Health Millennium Development Goals and Beyond”, in New York, 6 May:
Before turning to the subject at hand, let me once [again] express my deepest and sincere condolences to the Government and people of Bangladesh on the loss of lives from the recent garment factory tragedy. The United Nations stands ready to work with you to address the issues that this very sad incident has raised.
Almost exactly one month ago, the world marked 1,000 days to the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals. We have made much progress. But time is passing and we must urgently accelerate our work. That takes commitment, political will and a determination to focus efforts on where they can have the biggest impact.
See full Press Release: Secretary-General, Calling for Stepped-Up Efforts to Meet Millennium Goals, Says Investing in Women’s, Children’s Health Yields High Returns