Micro-small and medium enterprises: indispensable partners for poverty reduction by trade and production capacity building in less privileged economies SMEs play a decisive role at all MFGs targets, but especially as regards goal 1 (end poverty and hunger). WUSME’s approach: trade and production capacity building in less developed economies, goal 7 (environmental sustainability) and goal 8 (global partnership), all of them perfectly targets correlating with WUSME’s Declaration of purpose approved by the founding Conference on 23rd April 2010 in San Marino. It is interesting to note that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on world leaders to attend a summit in New York on 20-22 September 2010 to accelerate progress towards the MDGs. to galvanize support for the Millennium development goals, the UN Secretary-General has established on MDG advocacy group of eminent personalities who have shown outstanding leadership in promoting the implementation of the goals. World leading pioneers at innovative SME policy are members of the MDG group, e.g. Prof. Muhammad Yunus (Bangladesh), Nobel Peace Prize winner, founder of the Grameen Bank for Micro financing who will focus on MDG 8 (global partnership for development), Mukesh D. Ambani (India) Chairman and Managing Director, reliance industries.
Focus on MDG 8 (global partnership for development), Wangari Maathai (Kenya) Nobel Peace Prize winner, environmental and political activist. Focus on MDG 7 (environmental sustainability) and Prof. Jeffrey Sachs (United States) UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the MDGs. ocus on all MDGs. WUSME want to co-operate with these eminent persons in the interest of SMEs in less privileged countries in the nearer future. WUSME: World Champion at global partnership (MDG target 8) delegates of SMEs-supporting organisations from more than 50 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, United States, Russian Federation, among them Government agencies, chambers of Commerce and industry, women entrepreneurs organisations and banks participated in the Conference. According to recent estimations of the World Bank, we have world wide approx.