"Major step forward" with Addis Ababa Action Agenda

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaking to the journalists in Addis Ababa. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

A major step forward in building a world of prosperity and dignity for all has been achieved, according to the UN Secretary-General.

Ban Ki-moon was commenting on the outcome of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, which ended on Thursday.

In Ethiopia, Member States adopted what has been called the "Addis Ababa Action Agenda".

Daniel Dickinson reports.

According to the UN, the new Addis Ababa Action Agenda will revitalize the global partnership for development.

It will also establish a strong foundation for the post-2015 development agenda, a new set of global targets replacing the Millennium Development Goals at the end of the year.

Here's UN spokesperson Margaret Novicki who is in Addis Ababa.

"What Member States were able to do was to develop a strong and reinvigorated partnership for development. And this will be reflected in the financing that will be mobilized in support of the sustainable development goals."

These new goals, also called the SDGs, are expected to be adopted in September at United Nations Headquarters in New York during the annual high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

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