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PRESIDENT of the 64th Session
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Follow-up to the United Nations Millennium Declaration and the 2005 World Summit Outcome

The Millennium Declaration (2000), inter alia, set 2015 as the deadline for the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The 2005 World Summit Outcome document reiterated Member States’ determination to try to achieve the timely and full realization of the MDGs. In September 2008, the Secretary-General recommended that Member States meet in 2010, at the summit level, to review progress in attaining the development goals. By its resolution 63/302 of 9 July 2009, the Assembly decided to convene in 2010, at the commencement of its sixty-fifth session, a high-level plenary meeting with the participation of Heads of State and Government. It also entrusted the sixty-fourth session to hold consultations on the scope, modalities, format and organization of the 2010 high-level meeting.

The Assembly continues to review the work of its subsidiary bodies, including the Peacebuilding Commission and the Human Rights Council, created in accordance with the 2005 World Summit Outcome document. Implementation of the Counter-Terrorism Strategy, further efforts at system-wide coherence and other issues including human trafficking, human security, the “responsibility to protect”, global health, food and water security and an institutional framework for environmental activities, as well as United Nations management and secretariat reform, also remain under discussion by the Assembly.

Published by the United Nations Department of Public Information 09-42940—August 2009—3,000—DPI/2538

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