oa South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Editor's note
The debate on the extent to which the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) will be met globally has been intense over the recent years and has intensified further in the wake of the potentially devastating effects of the current world economic recession as well the implications of the so-called climate change. With the MDG target date of 2015 round the corner, the United Nations Secretary-General has invited world leaders to a summit in New York (20-22 September 2010) with a view to assessing the MDG's current status and mapping the way forward for accelerated progress to achieve the MDGs. Mr Sieraag De Klerk and Prof John Kahimbaara from Statistics South Africa provided the following summary on South Africa's 2010 report, which is currently being prepared, on the MDGs.
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