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The MDG Summit: what is the read-out?

This blog, on the Lowy Interpreter, offers a ‘read-out’ from the UN Summit on the MDGs, held in New York in September 2010. The blog:
  • Notes that much of the work in the lead-up to the MDG Summit focused on identifying what had worked, and why, and that this evidence suggests that while progress has been made, there is still a long way to go to achieve the MDGs;

  • Outlines the new commitments that came out of the MDG Summit; and

  • Argues that five years out from 2015, we need to acknowledge the value of the MDGs, face up to their strengths and weaknesses, and use evidence to accelerate progress on the MDGs.