Draft Third MDG Progress Report was Discussed in Bishkek
Discussion of the draft third report on progress in achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the Kyrgyz Republic took place in Bishkek. The third report focuses on strengthening approaches for better and full consideration of opinions from interested parties, i.e. representatives from ministries, state departments, UN agencies, who worked jointly on Report’s Sections.
Representatives of ministries and state departments, responsible for MDGs realization in the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as representatives from public, non-governmental and international organizations participated in this discussion.
“Millennium Development Goals is the global barometer which helps to evaluate our success, indicate problems and take appropriate actions based on them. Achievement MDGs served as the basis for development and implementation of state programs in national sectors connected with the socio-economic development and country’s future” – noted Temir Sariev, Minister of economy of the Kyrgyz Republic in his opening remarks.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight objectives that respond to the world’s main development challenges, which are to be achieved by 2015. The MDGs are drawn from the actions and targets contained in the Millennium Declaration, which was adopted by 189 nations and signed by 147 heads of states and governments, including Kyrgyzstan, during the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000.
Such progress reports are produced on country, regional and global levels. This is the third report in Kyrgyzstan. The first one was prepared in 2003, and the second was published in two editions in 2008 and 2010.
“The information, presented in this Report, can become a good platform for the Government in decision-making process in the area of sustainable development, for discussions during the Donors’ meeting which is planned to be held these days, and also during the Central Asian conference on Post 2015 Agenda in the region” – emphasized Alexander Avanessov, UN Resident Coordinator in Kyrgyzstan.
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Millennium Development Goals
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Goal 5: Improve maternal health
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