Laos to highlight progress in MDGs in UN forums in New York

Despite its being a tiny landlocked nation, Laos has made some inroads in its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly in providing primary healthcare to Laotian mothers and children in the country’s hinterlands.

This will be the message that Laos President Choummaly Sayasone will bring to New York when he joins the leaders of more than 150 member-countries of the United Nations during the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.

Sayasone, who departed on 23 August, will also join other world leaders, dignitaries and delegates in discussing the progress of the MDGs especially among the less-developed countries like Laos.

The world leaders are expected to sign in New York a global development agenda for the next 15 years or up to 2030 called Sustainable Development Goals.

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