Mexico expected to realise UN development goals ahead of deadline

September 26th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Mexico city, Sep 26 (Xinhua) Mexico is expected to reach the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) before the target year 2015, the UN Office in Mexico has said.UN coordination officer in Mexico Muriel Obon said the Central American country promised in 2005 to go further on the MDGs. “There are more ambitious goals that Mexico has proposed itself,” he said.

The Mexican government is well on the way to achieving the MDGs and is mobilising all resources to reach the target ahead of the timeline, Obon said during a workshop on the MDGs.

The UN in 2000 set eight development goals for poor and middle income countries to realise by 2015. The goals include eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, universal elementary education, gender equality and women empowerment, reduction in children’s mortality, reduction of women’s mortality, and effectively fighting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and AIDS, and other infectious diseases.

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