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UN, Businesses Launch Long-term Plans to Help Developing Nations


The United Nations has begun laying the groundwork for initiatives that will help to improve the lives of some of the world's most vulnerable people after its 15-year plan, called Millennium Development Goals, ends in 2015. The Millennium Development Goals include plans to significantly cut the world's rates of extreme poverty, illiteracy, disease and hunger. As VOA's Pam Dockins explains, governments and businesses have joined the U.N. in a post-2015 plan that focuses on issues such as economic development and sustainability.

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