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Norwegian PM: Poor countries must administer themselves. Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg believes it it is the poor countries’ responsibility to do more for themselves before international help can show tangible results and reach the development target level set for 2015. “It is important to make clear that it is developing countries themselves are responsible for fighting poverty. We can help them, but they must do the main job,” he told NRK earlier today. During his speech at the UN High-Level Summit on The Millennium Development Goals currently taking place in New York, the Prime Minister pointed out that “Donors and tax payers need to see results from their investments.”

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Norwegian PM: Poor countries must administer themselves

Published on Tuesday, 21st September, 2010 at 22:06 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg believes it it is the poor countries’ responsibility to do more for themselves before international help can show tangible results and reach the development target level set for 2015.

Jens Stoltenberg at UN's high-level meeting, NY
Jens Stoltenberg at UN's high-level meeting, NY
Photo: Prime Minister's Office/Flickr


“It is important to make clear that it is developing countries themselves are responsible for fighting poverty. We can help them, but they must do the main job,” he told NRK earlier today.

During his speech at the UN High-Level Summit on The Millennium Development Goals currently taking place in New York, the Prime Minister pointed out that “Donors and tax payers need to see results from their investments.”

Stoltenberg mentioned that even though impoverished and wealthier nations need to work together, developing countries must start to manage their potential efficiently.

“Developing nations must fight corruption, develop good and efficient systems of taxation and use their own resources to combat poverty,” he explained.

Norway is currently providing just over one percent of its gross national income to help developing countries.

The Prime Minister also underlined that Norway has mainly dedicated its resources to combat infant mortality and to helping mothers by providing them with basic medical care. 

However, “to access new and additional resources, they [poor countries] must develop their own health systems and deliver basic services to their own citizens,” Stoltenberg highlighted.



Published on Tuesday, 21st September, 2010 at 22:06 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.

This post has the following tags: jens, stoltenberg, un, ny, millenium, development, goals, high-level, meeting, speech, prime, minister, norway.





  
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