Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič addressed the 65th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, September 22. In his speech he stressed that Slovakia considers the fulfilment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) to be of crucial importance.
Slovak development aid focuses on the poorest and most vulnerable countries. To illustrate this, Gašparovič mentioned an educational project for children and adults in southern Sudan. Further projects funded by Slovakia focus on preventing and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. A major portion of Slovakia’s development aid is directed to sustainable development projects underway in Kenya, Afghanistan, Mozambique and Mongolia, the head of state added, as quoted by the SITA newswire.
More than €10.1 million of nearly €31.6 million within the Slovak bilateral development aid scheme was spent on the Millennium Development Goals projects, representing about one third of the overall sum. The global partnership, one of the MDG goals, also includes debt relief, which in Slovakia’s case amounted to more than €64.7 million.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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23. Sep 2010 at 14:00