UN Millennium Development Goals

Part of European Community Documents – in the House of Commons at 4:28 pm on 10th November 2005.

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That this House takes note of European Union Documents No. 8137/05, Commission Communication on Policy Coherence for Development: Accelerating progress towards attaining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), No. 8138/05, Commission Communication on Speeding up progress towards the Millennium Development Goals—the European Union's contribution, and No. 8139/05, Commission Communication on Accelerating progress towards attaining the Millennium Development Goals—Financing for Development and Aid Effectiveness; and supports the Government's view welcoming the EU's recognition that its non-aid policies have an important impact on developing countries' prospects for growth and development, including attaining the MDGs; welcoming EU Member States' commitments to double annual EU aid to all developing countries by 2010, with at least 50 per cent. of the agreed increase going to Africa, and to achieving the 0.7 per cent. ODA/GNI target by 2015; and welcoming agreements on increased aid effectiveness under the Paris Declaration, untying of aid, trade-related assistance, multilateral debt relief and innovative financing in line with the outcomes of the UN Millennium Review Summit to take stock of progress towards the MDGs.