UN Conference news, 20th September, New York
20th September, United Nations, New York High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly
Yoga in Daily Life representative has participated at the first day of the High-level Plenary Meeting of the 65th session of the UN General Assembly.
Heads of States, joined by leaders from civil society organizations, foundations and the private sector, will meet at the United Nations from 20 to 22 September to spur collective action against extreme poverty, hunger and disease.
The United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – officially a High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly will bring together world leaders to commit to an action agenda to achieve the eight anti-poverty goals by their 2015 target date.
Almost 150 Heads of State and Government are expected to attend the Summit.
The Summit has started with an opening session featuring statements by the General Assembly Presidents, the Secretary General, a representative from the United States (as the UN host country), the President of the UN Economic and Social Council, and the heads of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization, UN Conference on Trade and Development and the UN Development Programme.
Parallel to the plenary meetings, six roundtable sessions will allow leaders to have more in-depth discussions on the themes of poverty, hunger and gender equality; health and education; sustainable development; emerging issues and evolving approaches; the special needs of the most vulnerable; and widening and strengthening partnerships.