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UN panel calls for end to extreme poverty by 2030


A high-level U.N. panel is recommending ambitious plan to tackle the world's major challenges from climate change to equality for women and good government, with a key goal of ending extreme poverty everywhere by 2030.

   The 27-member panel, co-chaired by the leaders of Indonesia, Liberia and Britain, delivered the report to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday, calling it a "bold and practical" proposal with 12 goals.

   "Our vision and our responsibility are to end extreme poverty in all its forms in the context of sustainable development and to have in place the building blocks of sustained prosperity for all," the panel said.

   Ban appointed the panel to recommend a new development agenda after the U.N. Millennium Development Goals to combat poverty expire in 2015.

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