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sexta-feira, abril 15, 2005

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Bretton Woods institutions say progress on development goals still wanting.

13 April 2005 – Worldwide progress towards meeting the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is still wanting, and rich and poor countries alike must take bold and urgent action to reach the set of recommendations and targets designed to reduce or eliminate numerous social ills by 2015, a new report by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) says.

"The credibility of the entire development community is at stake as never before," World Bank President James Wolfensohn said yesterday in introducing the Global Monitoring Report for 2005, the second annual dossier of its kind.

"Rich countries must now deliver on the promises they have made in terms of aid, trade and debt relief, and the developing countries – especially in sub-Saharan Africa – need to aim higher and do better in terms of their own policies and governance and to make more effective use of aid," he said.

The MDGs were agreed on by 180 countries at a UN millennium summit in 2000.

"Behind cold data on the MDGs are real people and lack of progress has real and tragic consequences," said the lead report author, Zia Qureshi of the World Bank. "Every week, 200,000 children under 5 die of disease. Every week 10,000 women die giving birth. In sub-Saharan Africa alone this year, 2 million people will die of AIDS. Worldwide, more than 100 million children in developing countries are not in school."


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