In New York opened today a 3-day UN conference, which will give a report on the achievements in the fight against poverty. 10 years ago the world community has undertaken. until 2015 to halve the number of people living in extreme poverty. Commitment embedded in the package called 8. Millennium Development Goals. On the eve of the meeting, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged rich industrialized countries not to delay the promised financial aid: „There should be rehabilitation budgets on the back of the poor,“ Ban said.
The goal is the developed countries to devote 0.7% of GDP for development aid. Will participate in the forum state and government of more than 100 countries, including Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel.