The Millenium Development Goals: Ulla Tørnæs, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, presents the Millenium Development Goals torch to Louis Michel and Benita Ferrero-Waldner

Type: Report   Reference: I-057493   Duration: 10:35:18  Lieu:
End production: 26/05/2008   First transmission: 26/05/2008
To promote the achievement of the Millenium Development Goal (MDG 3) regarding gender equality, the MDG3 torch will be presented to about 100 influential people to ask them to make additional efforts to achieve the goal. Ulla Tørnæs, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, presented the MDG3 torch on 26 May 2008 to Louis Michel, Member of the EC in charge of Development and Humanitarian Aid, and Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Member of the EC in charge of External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:30:33 Title 00:00:04
10:30:38 Ulla Tørnæs, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, (in ENGLISH) saying that their objective is so to say two-folded; first of all of course, to bring gender equality and women's empowerment higher up on the political agenda, internationally but also at country level; secondly, to ensure more resources both in partner countries and in relation to ODA; all actors, this means governments, international organizations, the private sector and civil society, can make a difference 00:00:36
10:31:14 Cutaway of the torch 00:00:05
10:31:19 Ulla Tørnæs (in ENGLISH) saying that Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, has accepted to receive the final MDG 3 torch in New York in September and they are very pleased with the positive response from many different players interested in contributing to this very important course; to mobilize the necessary political capital and will, they will form a global coalition of partners willing to do something extra in the run up to the High Level meeting in Accra, the UN high Level meeting in New York, and the MDG 3 in September, and the Doha meeting later on in 2008 00:00:44
10:32:03 Cutaway of the torch 00:00:05
10:32:08 Ulla Tørnæs presenting the MDG3 torch to Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Member of the EC in charge of External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy; Ulla Tørnæs (in ENGLISH) saying that now Benita Ferrero-Waldner has also committed herself to do something extra to have a strong focus on women and the empowerment of women around the world 00:00:21
10:32:29 Benita Ferrero-Waldner (in ENGLISH) saying that she pledges, and this is her extra commitment, to work to develop the International Leaders Network on women in political processes; she also would like to see every success for the international colloquium on women's in Parliament, leadership, development, international peace and security which is also organized by Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia; all the women in the world have indeed to work together for these important empowerment and gender equality issues; with this spirit she takes this torch with great pleasure and commitment 00:00:57
10:33:26 Arrival of Louis Michel, Member of the EC in charge of Development and Humanitarian Aid, with Ulla Tørnæs 00:00:16
10:33:42 Ulla Tørnæs presenting the MDG3 torch to Louis Michel; Louis Michel (in ENGLISH) saying that he is very honored to receive this torch 00:00:41
10:34:23 Cutaway 00:00:05
10:34:28 Louis Michel (in ENGLISH) saying that he remembers the many experiences he had in Congo for instance when he saw that women are making the difference economically, socially and they could do it politically; so he promises to commit himself fully with that aim firstly; he is very concerned in order to push the developing countries to give the possibility to the girls to go to school which is the most important and the most useful way to develop a country 00:00:46
10:35:14 Cutaway 00:00:04
10:35:18 Louis Michel leaving 00:00:21
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