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CIDSE demands "stimulus package" for the Millennium Development Goals (July 2010)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Jul 20, 2010

By CIDSE

In the lead up to the MDG Review Summit 2010, to be held in September 2010, CIDSE releases a position paper that calls on leaders to agree on a "stimulus package" for the MDGs.

 

In 2000, world leaders made a historic pledge to deliver a set of global anti-poverty targets by 2015: the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These goals have since formed an important framework for the international response to poverty in the developing world. Although far from comprehensive, they have nevertheless proved a useful tool for galvanising action on sustainable development and the fight against poverty. However, to date, progress towards the MDGs has been mixed.

With five years to go to their 2015 deadline, the international community will meet at a UN Summit in September to review progress on the MDGs. This will be a crucial opportunity to agree a much-needed “stimulus” package for the MDGs. The backdrop to the Review Summit is the implications of the multiple concurrent crises facing the global community: food, financial and economic crises and climate change, all of which are, in fact, disproportionately felt by people living in poverty in developing countries, even though they have done little or nothing to contribute to them.

Download CIDSE Position Paper: Deadline 2015. Five Years to Build a Win-Win Partnership for Development.

Download a Summary of this paper.

Download Comments on the Initial Draft Outcome Document, drawn on the basis of the paper.

Download a related article appeared in Center Focus.