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Global Development Goals: Leaving No One Behind

Posted on October 23rd, by hlids in LIDS LIVE. No Comments

October 23, 2013 – Mrinalini Singh

The United Nations Association-UK (UNA-UK), in collaboration with Witan Media has released a major publication on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the post-2015 development agenda. The publication follows the September 2013 UN Special Event on this theme. At this meeting, states agreed to increase their efforts on making further progress towards achieving the MDGs before their 2015 target date, and to pursue next year international negotiations culminating in the adoption of a new development framework. The publication, Global Development Goals: Leaving No One Behind, offers analysis and recommendations in both these areas. It considers the context in which the MDGs were developed, assesses progress to date, offers views on achieving the 2015 targets, and provides insights into the creation of the post-2015 agenda. Particular emphasis is placed on those factors that have yielded the greatest advances, and the areas most in need of urgent attention.

Over 50 officials and experts from the world over have contributed to the publication, including:

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General
Irina Bokova, Director-General, UNESCO
Helen Clark, Administrator, UN Development Programme
Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, UN World Food Programme
José María Figueres, former President of Costa Rica
Justine Greening, UK Secretary of State for International Development
Richard Jolly, Institute … Read More »