Accelerating Action: Global Leaders on Challenges and Opportunities for MDG Achievement
On September 25, 2014 the Secretary-General’s MDG Advocacy Group launched the MDG Leaders Report at a high-level event during the 69th session of the UN General Assembly. The report, entitled “Accelerating Action: Global Leaders on Challenges and Opportunities for MDG Achievement", features a range of contributions from 37 world leaders, including the Secretary-General, MDG Advocacy Group Co-Chairs and members, Heads of State and Government, UN leaders, experts and champions of the MDGs, such as girls education champion Malala Yousafzai.
The report is meant to accelerate progress in MDG achievement through the sharing of innovations and lessons learned from around the world. The unfinished business of the MDGs remains the focus of the MDG leaders who underline the need to invest in education, adolescent girls and women’s empowerment, scaling up efforts to fight child and maternal mortality and investing agriculture as well as water and in sanitation to end open defecation.