|China urges helping most underdeveloped nations meet MDGs|
"Despite the progresses made by the international community in recent years, meeting the MDGs at the global level in 2015 still remains an arduous task," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a regular press conference.
"We hope the international community could further carry out the consensus reached by the United Nations and global leaders in the 2010 MDGs high-level meeting," Hong added.
Hong said that
However, the spokesman stressed that
The World Bank issued a report on Wednesday saying that
Developing countries have already met the goal of halving extreme poverty in the world's poorest countries by 2015, largely thanks to
The MDGs are a set of eight development goals that the international community has agreed to meet by the year 2015.