Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)

The OECD and the Millennium Development Goals: Addressing key challenges in development


On 20-22 September 2010 at the United Nations headquarters in New York, a summit of the UN General Assembly will:

  • assess progress in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
  • renew political commitment to achieve these goals
  • agree on a global action agenda to accelerate progress to 2015 - the target date to achieve them


The Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, is scheduled to attend and participate in discussions:



To complement its The OECD and the Millennium Development Goals, the OECD is co-organising the following events in parallel with the summit:

  • Addressing conflict, fragility and armed violence in achieving the MDGs: Emphasising peacebuilding and statebuilding to help address conflict and fragility in the countries that are furthest away from achieving the MDGs;
  • Biodiversity, ecosystems and climate change: Scaling up local solutions to achieve the MDGs;
  • Development: Is it working for Africa? A clear picture of where there is progress, where it's lacking, and what can be done to move ahead, based on the 2010 Mutual Review of Development Effectiveness in Africa;
  • Smarter partnerships in a complex world: Maximising the potential of MDG 8 by building real, effective and equal partnerships.





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