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Monday, May 10, 2010

Ending FGM to promote achievement of Millennium Development Goals

May 2010,
By Amnesty International

The Millennium Declaration represents the international community’s commitment to further development in line with an agreed framework of eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to be achieved by 2015.
In the UN General Assembly’s High Level Forum on 20-22 September 2010, the progress on these goals will be reviewed. The European Union has stated a strong commitment to this framework in the European Consensus on Development, which represents the common values and principles held by the European Commission and the EU Member States.
On occasion of Mother's Day, END FGM European Campaign has released a document that explores the importance of raising female genital mutilation as an underlying cause of the lack of progress on the MDGs and makes recommendations to the EU in this regard.

Read Ending FGM to promote the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals here