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MDG Awards 2010 : Luxembourg recognized for its commitment to official development assistance

Published Monday September 20 2010

On the occasion of the MDG Awards 2010 ceremony which was held on 19 September, in the margins of the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, Marie-Josée Jacobs, has received an award which recognizes Luxembourg’s commitment to the MDGs and to official development assistance (ODA). Since 2000, Luxembourg’s ODA has reached the threshold of 0.7% of gross national income (GNI). Luxembourg has persisted in its efforts, bringing ODA to the level of 1.04% of GNI in 2009.