Will the Millennium Development Goals hit their targets?

Peachey, Anna (2015). Will the Millennium Development Goals hit their targets? The Conversation, London.

URL: https://theconversation.com/will-the-millennium-de...

Abstract

At the dawn of the 21st century, 189 UN member states adopted the Millennium Declaration as the first common framework for promoting global development, committing to eight goals (six covering health and education) with time-bound targets and indicators. Much of the commentary from that period draws on UN secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon’s reference to the goals as “ambitious but feasible”. In 2015, as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come of age, the qualifier has dropped to simply ambitious. And nothing short of a miracle will see all goals comprehensively realised by the year’s end.

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