Thursday, November 01, 2012

26 countries meet today to determine next development goal

UK Prime Minister David Cameron is in charge of setting up the next big development goal for the United Nations. Cameron is hosting a meeting today with politicians around the world to discuss what to do after the year 2015. That is the year the U.N's Millennium Development Goals expire. Some of the goals such as decreasing poverty have been met, others such as sanitation and education have not.

From the BBC, we read more details about today's meeting. 
He is co-chairing the first meeting of a United Nations panel, along with the presidents of Indonesia and Liberia.
Mr Cameron has been asked by the UN to look into how poverty in developing countries should be tackled after the year 2015.
Thursday's meeting, the first of a series, will be attended by 26 members.
The panel will meet again in Monrovia and Jakarta next year, before reporting to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon.
Most of the other attendees of the London gathering are ministers from foreign governments or heads of economic committees.
The president of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, is currently on a three-day state visit to Britain, staying at Buckingham Palace. The other co-chair is Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia.

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