Commonwealth’s Annual Meeting to Focus on MDGs

The review of the world’s progress on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals will be front and center of the annual meeting of the Commonwealth, a volunteer organization of 54 countries, in Geneva on May 16, the organization announced on its website.

The meeting, which will held ahead of the 63rd World Health Assembly, will also tackle the various challenges and opportunities the Commonwealth member countries are likely to face as the 2015 deadline for the MDGs approaches.

World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan and health expert Hans Rosling, a professor at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet, are expected to address the meeting, which will see participation of civil society groups and other development partners of the Commonwealth.

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