A Digital Discussion of the Millennium Development Goals

Posted by Ashli L. Savoy
September 22, 2010
Assistant Secretary Brimmer at UN Week Digital Media Discussion

About the Author: Ashli L. Ferguson serves as a Public Affairs Specialist in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs.

This week, while in New York for the 65th session of the UN General Assembly, Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs Esther Brimmer participated in a digital conversation at the UN Week Digital Media Lounge -- a fully-wired gathering spot for digital journalists, NGO representatives, and bloggers at the 92nd Street Y. During the discussion, Mark Goldberg of the UN Dispatch and Robb Skinner of the UN Foundation posed questions on the Millennium Development Goals and President Obama's new development strategy, which will be unveiled in his remarks at the MDG Plenary Session later today. Assistant Secretary Brimmer underscored the need to make more progress in the areas of women and children's health and the need to decrease maternal and child mortality. She also discussed the Obama Administration's renewed emphasis on multilateral diplomacy. You can watch the video here.



September 22, 2010

Sab in Sudan writes:

To reach our MDGs is not only the resonssiblity of the Donors community it is the responssiblity of all. After Spt11/01 the number of people dronwing on poverty hit 10 Million, now the with the Help of the UN, Donors Community and NOGs this number has been reduce 5 Millions, and that is a great job. Leaders of the Developing conuties have the same responssiblity to help their people. I am so optimistc about the 5 years ahead,and the coperative data and the effort will lead for the common responssilility.


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