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Should global goal setting continue, and how, in the post-2015 era?

  • Sakiko Fukuda-Parr

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were introduced to monitor implementation of the United Nations Millennium Declaration which set out a vision for inclusive and sustainable globalization based on human rights principles. This paper critically assesses the MDG experience including their policy purpose, ethical commitments, political origins, and consequences. It proposes that post-2015 goals should be based on principles of equity, sustainability and human security and address key contemporary challenges such as climate change, unemployment, inequality and global market instability.

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Paper provided by United Nations, Department of Economics and Social Affairs in its series Working Papers with number 117.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2012
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Handle: RePEc:une:wpaper:117
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