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UN, World Bank to jointly address global challenges

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United Nations: The UN and the World Bank agreed Thursday to work more closely in addressing global challenges, including sustainable development, health and education.

In his meeting with Kim Jim Yong, new president of the World Bank, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said the two organisations are "strongest partners" in addressing peace and development agenda and are very happy to work together very closely, reported Xinhua.

"We will work regularly, to raise awareness, as well as to mobilise resources, and mobilise political will to help member states to achieve these goals (Millennium Development Goals)," said Ban.

Ban also discussed with Kim global health issues, saying: "Our target is to save 16 million women and children who would be dying needlessly from preventable diseases. I really count on Dr. Kim's leadership on that."

It was the first time that Kim was visiting the UN headquarters since he assumed the post July 1.

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