Greater investment to ensure women’s well-being is key to achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro said during a working dinner on maternal health in New York.
“We must meet our obligations to the world’s women and children. We must do so not just to achieve MDG 5,” Migiro said. “We must do so because healthy women are the answer to solving many of the world’s most complex and pressing problems: poverty, hunger, disease, and political instability.”
The meeting came on the heels of the U.N.’s release of a joint action plan to put maternal and child health high on the international development agenda.