MDG Summit in New York – day 2
The EU is major donor of aid in the world, contributing 56% to global aid. However, the progress on achieving the Millennium Development Goals is still mixed and the geographical performance varies. Commissioner Piebalgs continues his participation in the United Nations Summit on the MDGs where the world leaders meet to discuss the issue and find solutions for reducing poverty in the world by 2015.
Commissioner Piebalgs will pass the message of hope and joint responsibility to both, donors and developing countries during the second day of the Summit. The EU and the Commission have demonstrated its commitment to stand side by side with developing countries by offering up to 1 billion Euro to the most committed and in need developing countries to support their efforts in achieving the MDGs.
Today (21/09) the programme of the Commissioner Piebalgs includes:
- Co-chair of the High Level Round Table on Culture and Development organised by UNESCO (for more information see the press release)
- Participation in Formal MDG Round Table on "Promoting Sustainable Development"
- Participation in the Leading Group on Innovative sources of financing for development
- Participation in the BBC World Debate
You can also watch the podcast from New York on 'Europe by Satellite'. Check the broadcast schedule here.