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South Korean, U.N. Officials Meet To Discuss Post-2015 Development Agenda

“South Korea’s foreign ministry launched a local forum on Monday to discuss new international aid agendas to replace the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) when they expire in 2015,” Yonhap/GlobalPost reports. “U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se attended the … Post-2015 Korea Forum, with about 200 civic activists, lawmakers and government officials … to formulate South Korea’s proposals for the new U.N. global development agendas when the current eight MDGs expire,” the news agency writes. Ban said the MDGs “have been the most successful poverty eradication movement in history, and no other formats have received the international support, understanding, cooperation and participation that MDGs have taken,” according to the news agency (8/26).