Canada: an Underperformer, says UN Report

Development glass one quarter more full than 2000, but UNDP fears 2015 goal won't be reached

Christina Leadlay
Published: Wednesday, 09/14/2005 12:00 am EDT

One of the most widely-read documents in New York this week will be the UN's Human Development Report 2005 which is expected to be seriously studied by the representatives of 191 states and governments gathering at United Nations headquarters for the largest-ever meeting of its kind to take stock of the promises made at the 2000 Millennium Declaration. While the report does show improvements to global rates in literacy, life expectancy and poverty reduction, it warns that the current rate of improvement is too slow to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.

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