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UN, Businesses Collaborate on Long-Term Plan to Help Developing Nations

The United Nations has begun laying the groundwork for initiatives that will help improve the lives of some of the world's most vulnerable people after its 15-year plan, called Millennium Development Goals, ends in 2015.   The U.N. launched the Millennium Development Goals project in 2000. Member states agreed to work together on efforts to significantly reduce extreme poverty, hunger illiteracy and disease.   "There is nothing inevitable about inequality," said...

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