Top UN Official Urges More Investment in Women

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.

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    Eliza Villarino is an associate editor for Devex and leads the company's news team in Manila. She played a critical role in conceptualizing the Development Newswire. Prior to joining Devex in 2004, she has already published articles and news briefs for Internet media organizations and for the Institute for Ethics and Economic Policy at Fordham University in New York. She earned her bachelor's in political science and master's in public affairs from the University of the Philippines. Eliza is a member of Mensa Philippines.