Ministry of Planning MEDIA ALERT PRIME MINISTER HUN SEN LAUNCHING CAMBODIA’S FIRST SCORE CARD REPORT ON THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS What: 6th National Poverty Forum on Cambodia Millennium Development Goals Report organized by the Ministry of Planning and the Council for Social Development. Where: Inter-Continental Hotel - Phnom Penh. When: Wednesday, March 24 at 8am. World leaders have agreed at the Millennium Summit in September 2000, on a common agenda for change known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of time- bound and measurable goals and targets for combating extreme poverty, hunger, diseases, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination against women. “The challenges are formidable. Yet, the MDGs are within reach if we all put our hearts and minds into the realization of Cambodia’s developmental potential”, said Prime Minister Hun Sen. “The Royal Government of Cambodia is fully committed to achieve the Cambodian MDGs that rapidly become the cornerstones of our development policies and strategies. Documenting our actions, successes, experiences and the challenges ahead, the report proves our firm commitment and spurs all parties to work to build a strong partnership for the development of Cambodia”, he added. * * * Press-kit will be distributed at the launch. For further information, please contact: Christelle Chapoy, Communications Officer, at: email@example.com or 012 818 766; or Kimseng Men at firstname.lastname@example.org or (0)23 216 167.