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Global Network For NTDs Special Envoys Urge U.N. To Include NTDs In Post-2015 Development Goals

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End the Neglect”: Special Envoys Urge the Inclusion of NTDs within the Sustainable Development Goals
“…Even though NTDs were included in the Outcome Document of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (OWG) in 2014, they are not specifically mentioned in [U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s] Synthesis Report. [In a letter to Ban, t]he Special Envoys urge the inclusion of NTDs in the final post-2015 development agenda and the corresponding sustainable development goals and indicators in order to give increased visibility to the people affected by these diseases…” (1/23).