Millennium Development Goals Summit, New York, September 2010
A high-level summit on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) took place on 20, 21 and 22 September 2010 in New-York.
Ten years after the signing of the Millennium Declaration by 189 Heads of States and Governments and five years before final maturity in 2015, this meeting has provided an opportunity to assess progress since 2000 and what remains to be done until 2015 and to analyze the factors of success and failure of policies in support of the MDGs.
"At the end of the 1990s, in the countries in the South, getting AIDS meant being condemned to death. The very idea of providing treatment that would allow AIDS victims, wherever they might be, to survive was impossible. Treating those affected was impossible.
As you know, France led the way in this struggle by implementing the first International Therapeutic Solidarity Fund in 1998. This was proof that access to treatments for the three pandemics, AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis was not only a moral duty, but also an achievable objective."
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