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This Library Note provides background reading for the debate to be held on Thursday 22 November on progress towards the successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals. It provides information on the existing Millennium Development Goals framework, and progress towards achieving the Goals by 2015, before looking at proposals and issues surrounding a successor framework after 2015.


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