President's Message June-July 2010

President FIMA attended a special 'Informal Interactive Hearings' of the UN General Assembly with NGO's, civil society organizations and private sector', in New York on June 14-15, 2010. In order to provide input to the preparatory process for the 'MGD summit', a high-level plenary meeting on 20-22 September 2010, the UN General Assembly, in resolution A/RES/64/184 asked the President of its 64th session, H.E. Dr. Ali Abdussalam Treki, to convene this informal hearings. The outcome of the hearings (a summary by the President of General Assembly) will thus constitute a formal input into the political process leading to summit itself. FIMA attended the meeting as an NGO observer. The themes of the four sessions were as follows;
1- Building a better tomorrow: local actions, national strategies and global structures.
2 - Equal and inclusive partnerships: Accountability in the fight against poverty.
3 - Sustaining development and withstanding crises.
4 - From voice to policy: 1660 days left.

In September 2000, building upon a decade of major UN conferences and summits, world leaders came together at UN Headquarters in New York to adopt the UN Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets - with a deadline of 2015 - that have become known as the Millennium Development Goals. The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 form a blueprint agreed to by all the world's countries and the entire world's leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world's poorest.

"Eradicating extreme poverty continues to be one of the main challenges of our time, and is a major convern of the international community. Ending this scourge will require the combined efforts of all, governments, civil society organizations and the private sector, in the context of a stronger and more effective global partnership for development. The Millenium Development Goals set timebound targets, by which progress in reducing income poverty, hunger, disease, lack of adequate shelter and exclusion while promoting gender equality, health, education and enviromental sustainability can be measured. They also embody basic human rights the rights of each person on the planet to health, education, shelter and security. The Goals are ambitious but feasible and, together with the comprehensive United Nations development agenda, set the course for the world's efforts to alleviate extreme poverty by 2015."
Dr. Parvaiz Malik, President FIMA

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