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UN Agency Executive Boards Spotlight Equity and Development

7 February 2011
Author: UNFPA

NEW YORK — At a joint meeting of the Executive Boards of UNICEF and four other UN agencies, Executive Director Anthony Lake this morning called for a global commitment to reaching the poorest and most disadvantaged communities in order to reduce disparities and achieve the Millennium Development Goals – or MDGs – with equity.

“The goals are the pathway to a better life for billions of people, so the stakes are huge,” said Mr. Lake. He added that child survival and development represent “the underlying imperative of the Millennium Declaration” – the document issued by world leaders in 2000 that forms the basis of the goals.

Read the full story, and watch the video, published by UNICEF.