Uzbekistan plans to report on progress to U.N.
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, September 14 / Trend D. Azizov /
Uzbekistan will report on its progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals at the U.N. summit on Sept. 20-22, the UN Information Center in Tashkent told Trend.
The U.N. General Assembly will address speeding up progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals to reduce poverty, hunger, disease, and maternal and infant mortality by 2015.
"The international community has the knowledge and resources necessary to achieve the Millennium Development Goals," U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said. "Our task today is to harmonize the programs of actions to achieve them."
Uzbekistan joined the Millennium Declaration in 2000. Its program goals include reducing poverty and malnutrition, improving the quality of education in primary and secondary schools, promoting gender equality and empowering women, reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, combating HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, ensuring environmental sustainability, and developing global partnerships.
The Uzbek governmenta; delegation will be headed by Uzbek President Islam Karimov.
During his visit to Uzbekistan in April, Ban Ki-Moon welcomed Uzbekistan's progress in achieving its goals, particularly in the areas of education and health.