States have been urged to strengthen their commitment towards achieving universally accepted anti-poverty targets.
While launching the ‘The Global Partnership for Development: The Challenge We Face,’ report at the United Nations Headquarters in New York yesterday , Secretary General ,Ba Ki Moon said that, “New countries and other partners are stepping up. But all must deliver on commitments – on official development assistance, climate finance and domestic resource mobilization,”.
The annual report – prepared by the Task Force created in 2007 to track global commitments on aid, trade and debt, and to follow progress on access to essential medicines and technology – shows that the international community must recommit to increasing aid and reaching an agreement on development-oriented multilateral trade.
The report, ‘The Global Partnership for Development: The Challenge We Face,’ shows that developing countries gained greater access to technologies, markets for their exports, some essential medicines and greater debt relief.
In his remarks, Mr. Ban also noted that tariffs on exports from developing countries are down while volume is up, and some products from the least developed countries are admitted duty free.