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5-minute Lowy Lunch: MDGs in Asia


Sam Roggeveen


17 June 2010 11:21

Over the next couple of days we hope to bring you a number of interviews from the Lowy Institute's conference on the Millenium Development Goals in the Asia Pacific, now underway in Sydney.

One participant in the conference also took the time to give our Wednesday Lowy Lunch address yesterday. Minar Pimple is Regional Director (Asia and the Pacific) for the UN's Millenium Campaign, which is designed to sponsor grass-roots efforts in various countries to ensure that governments maintain their commitments to the MDGs.

Minar Pimple's full address to the Lowy Institute can be heard here, and below, in a short interview, I ask him about the major pieces of unfinished business for the Asia Pacific when it comes to meeting the MDGs by the 2015 deadline. There are a number, but the theme of women's equality runs through all of them.