The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Follow-up Meeting

April 26, 2011

  1. On Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3, the Government of Japan will hold the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Follow-up Meeting in Tokyo, co-organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Bank and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Ministers and representatives of international organizations and civil society will participate in the meeting.

  2. This meeting was announced by Prime Minister Naoto Kan at the High-Level Plenary Meeting of the 65th United Nations General Assembly (the UN MDGs Summit) in September 2010 and aims to follow up the UN MDGs Summit.

  3. At this meeting, towards the achievement of the MDGs, eight development goals to be attained by the international community by 2015, genuinely effective measures to be pursued in the remaining five years will be discussed with a view to strengthening coordination among a broad range of stakeholders.

  4. A background of the support and encouragement extended to Japan from all over the world in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake is the trust that Japan has earned through the accumulation of international cooperation. In order to further reinforce such relations of trust, Japan will actively contribute to discussions in the international community by holding this meeting, while steadily continuing its international contribution including ODA.
    • (*This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)

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