20120914 MDG8 the Global Partnership for Development
20120914 MDG8 The Global Partnership for Development
Making Rhetoric a Reality UN
MDG Gap Task Force Report 2012
In 2007, the Secretary-General of the United Nations invited the organizations of the multilateral system to form an inter-secretariat task force to better monitor implementation of the commitments commonly summarized as “Goal 8” of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Since its formation, the MDG Gap Task Force has been measuring progress in implementing commitments to strengthen official development assistance (ODA), to improve access of developing-country exports to international markets, to enhance cooperation to achieve and maintain sustainable external debt situations in developing countries, and to deepen developing-country access to affordable essential medicines and new technologies. In addition to reporting the progress in these areas, since its first report in 2008, the Task Force has identified the gaps between commitment and delivery and has called upon the international community to fill those gaps.