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New Development Goals Must Aim To Prevent Early Childhood Mortality, Morbidity

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Dame Tessa Jowell, British member of parliament and former secretary of state for culture, media and sport

“Today I will be addressing a number of Member States at the U.N. in New York and presenting a cross-party global petition calling on the U.N. to enshrine investment in early childhood in the new Millennium Development Goals which are to be finalized at the General Assembly in 2015. There is global support for this action with over 11,000 signatures from 170 countries. … There is a great prize to be won and global support for our petition to the U.N. for the inclusion of early childhood development in the post-2015 framework is evidence that the will to achieve this exists…” (6/16).

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