Economic and Social Council Hears National Voluntary Presentations of Peru, Vietnam and Nigeria

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The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) this afternoon heard the national voluntary presentations of Peru, Viet Nam and Nigeria, followed by an interactive dialogue. Nestor Osorio, President of the Council, said that the national voluntary presentations enabled the Council to explore ways to address lags in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals.  The presentations this year would be linked to the theme of the 2013 Annual Ministerial Review on “Science, technology and innovation, and the potential of culture, for promoting sustainable development and achieving the Millennium Development Goals”.  They provided a platform where national level implementation could connect with international policy making.  He conveyed his special thanks and appreciation to the Governments of France, Nigeria, Peru and Viet Nam for volunteering to give national voluntary presentations this year. Read more

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