Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Joseph Deiss and Abdussalam Treki applaud the adoption of the follow-up resolution from the General Assembly podium.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left), Joseph Deiss President of the 65th session of the General Assembly (center) and Ali Abdussalam Treki President of the 64th session of the General Assembly applaud the adoption by the General Assembly of the Resolution on Follow-up Actions to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) following the United Nations MDG Summit. New York, September 22, 2010. UN Photo/Ky Chung

Millennium Development Goals Summit, September 20-22, 2010, New York


A Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health

The Millennium Development Goals Summit in New York in 2010 concluded with the adoption of a Global Plan of Action entitled “Keeping the Promise: United to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals”. In addition, there were a number of announcements at the Summit about initiatives undertaken to counter poverty, hunger and disease. In particular, as part of a major effort to intensify progress made in the area of ​​women's and children's health, many heads of state and government from developed and developing countries, supported by the private sector, foundations, international organizations, civil society and research organizations, pledged more than $40 billion in aid through 2015 at a special UN event at the Summit which launched the “Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health”.

“We know what works to save women’s and children’s lives, and we know that women and children are critical to all of the MDGs,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at the summit. “Today we are witnessing the kind of leadership we have long needed.”

Millennium Development Goal 5 provided for "reducing by three quarters, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality rate”.