UAE confirms participation in UN summit

The three-day UN summit will review the Millennium Development Goals.

New York: The UAE will participate in a three-day UN summit here on Monday to review the Millennium Development Goals, it was announced on Saturday.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon recently launched a report prepared by an independent panel set up in 2007 to assess shortcoming of the global community on achieving the development goals.

He called on world leaders on Friday to fulfil their pledges to boost development and tackle economic problems.

The UN chief underlined that the world has to raise USD 20 billion for humanitarian aid this year. "The world could still meet the MDGs (millennium goals endorsed by UN in 2000) by 2015," he added.

Some 140 heads of states and governments will take part in the event.

IANS

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