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We need more aid

Norway welcomes the promise recently made by the EU to increase ODA leading to a doubling of aid from 2004 to 2010. “This is a considerable step towards MDG-sufficient and predictable ODA. Timetables for 0,7% of GNI by all donors – and delivering on them – will help complete the job. We now look to Gleneagles, and urge them to follow suit”, the Minister of International Development said in New York Tuesday.

28/06/2005 :: At the UN General Assembly on the occasion of the High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development, Minister Hilde F. Johnson urged the world leaders at the G8 meeting in Scotland next month and at the UN Summit in september, to renew their commitment to all parts of the Monterrey roadmap.

“We know what needs to be done in order to reach the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. Let us renew and strengthen our resolve and make sure we deliver the results – on deadline in 2015”, Minister of International Development Hilde F. Johnson said.

Johnson called for reform in international framework conditions by addressing trade and market access, investment and debts, donor reform to provide more and better aid, governance reform in the developing countries and for a mobilisation of the private sector and civil society to create jobs and economic growth and to empower the poor, but above all to fight poverty.


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Hilde F. Johnson with children from SudanPhoto: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs