The Secretary-General will launch today the website of the Integrated Implementation Framework (IIF): “Tracking Support for the Millennium Development Goals (MDG)” at an informal meeting of the General Assembly. The site will provide searchable information of the progress on commitments made at international forums and elsewhere towards the achievement of the MDGs.
Recording of the event is available here.
Read Secretary-General's opening remarks.
As a follow-up to the High-Level Plenary Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in 2010 and as announced by the Secretary-General at the G20 Leaders' Session on Development in November 2010, the Secretary-General proposed an initiative to better track the commitments made in support of the MDGs. The IIF was endorsed by the United Nations System Chief Executive’s Board (CEB) and is currently being developed as a web-based tool. It will provide detailed information of the progress on commitments made at international forums and elsewhere towards the achievement of the MDGs. It will serve as a one-stop resource for policymakers, academics, researchers and civil society interested in what governments and the international community have done and are doing in support of the achievement of the MDGs by 2015. With less than three years left before the target year, the site will provide a reality check for all those involved and will hopefully assist in identifying remaining gaps.
Colaboration within the UN system
The MDG Gap Task Force, which is chaired by DESA and UNDP and composed of agencies from the entire UN system and the OECD, has designed and constructed the IIF website in close collaboration with Knowledge Management Service of OICT.