Developing nations call for south-south co-op to achieve MDGs

Experts from developing countries in Beijing recently called for stronger south-south cooperation to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 

Almost 100 representatives from developing countries and international organizations attended a seminar on the global economy, held by the South Center, a think tank composed of members from developing countries, and China's Foreign Ministry. 

The MDGs, endorsed by United Nations (UN) members in 2000, set out eight targets ranging from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015.