Friday, November 12, 2010

Development and Recovery Go Together

Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, urged the leaders of the most powerful economies to not forget the importance of development during his speech at the G-20 summit today. Ban Ki-moon asserted during this period of economic uncertainty, recovery and development must go hand in hand, and that forgetting the importance of focusing on development will only impede the gradual process of recovery.

He called attention to the promise renewed in September of UN member nations fulfilling the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 and reminded them that development aid must be accelerated in order to meet those goals. Moreover, he declared that regardless of our financial status as nations, all nations are in this recovery together and must work in harmony to provide a better world.

-Corey Cox

SOURCE: UN News Centre