Friday, August 06, 2010

SVG on track

By on 8/05/10

Once everything goes well, St. Vincent and the Grenadines will meet the Millennium Development Goals which have a 2015 deadline.

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves spoke of this during a press conference held earlier this week. Stating the SVG is on target to meet the goals, the PM said that we are on the right path with the development Goal which relates to Maternal Deaths and Infant Mortality, poverty and indigence.

However, he added that work must continue to ensure that the nation achieves all of the objectives set down to achieve the Millennium Development goals.

These eight time-bound goals provide concrete, numerical benchmarks for tackling extreme poverty in its many dimensions. They include goals and targets on income poverty, hunger, maternal and child mortality, disease, inadequate shelter, gender inequality, environmental degradation and the Global Partnership for Development.