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Summit on the Millennium Development Goals, New York, USA

With only five years left until the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on world leaders to attend a summit in New York on 20-22 September to accelerate progress towards the MDGs.

Timor-Leste is one of the newest member states of the United Nations. Following four centuries of colonization and twenty-four years of occupation, the popular consultation of 1999 began the arduous task of sovereignty under three years of UN administration. While classified as a low income and post conflict state, in 2010, Timor-Leste has emerged breaking the cyclical bouts of instability which prevented national development and is now firmly focused on emerging from fragility to becoming a nation of peace and stability; driven towards creating long term economic prosperity for our people and resolutely committed to working towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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