20 UN delegates underscore need to strengthen efforts to meet MDGs

Published on 04 April 2011

The Philippines will struggle to achieve the goals of reducing malnutrition, achieving universal primary education, reducing maternal and neonatal mortality and preventing HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence particularly in the far flung villages of Mindanao and Visayas, visiting high-level officials from various agencies of the United Nations have declared. According to the 20-man delegation from the executive boards of the UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and WFP, with the first-hand data they collected during their week-long stay in the country they have reached a common conclusion that there is now an urgent need to upscale and increase efforts in this most vulnerable and conflict affected areas if the Philippines wants to succeed in relation to current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) projections.

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