69th UN General Assembly session to start from today

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United Nations, Sep 16: The 69th Session of the UN General Assembly will convene on Tuesday at the UN Headquarters in New York.

On Monday, the 68th session concluded with focus on forming the base for the Post-2015 Development Agenda, Xinhua reported.

The Post-2015 Development Agenda is a process led by the UN aiming to help define the future global development framework that will succeed the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight global development targets which will come to an end in 2015.

The MDGs, agreed upon by world leaders at a UN summit in 2000, set specific targets on poverty alleviation, education, gender equality, child and maternal health, environmental stability, HIV/ AIDS and malaria reduction, and a global partnership for development.

According to President of the General Assembly's 68th session, John Ashe, over 300 resolutions and 80 decisions has been adopted during this session, which started last September.

The session covered a wide range of issues, including nuclear disarmament, rule of law at national and international levels, financing for development, the peaceful use of outer space, the right to privacy, the safety of journalists and peacekeeping missions budgets.

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