What should post-2015 development goals look like?

“A high-level panel U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed to flesh out the post-Millennium Development Goals agenda will be meeting next week at the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. So what should the priorities be for the panel co-chaired by U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono?

“Jeffrey Sachs, director at Columbia University’s Earth Institute and special adviser to Ban on the MDGs, suggests creating four big pillars: ending extreme poverty, social inclusion, environmental sustainability and good governance.”

New blog by Minal Bopaiah: ‘What should post-2015 development goals look like?’

4 Comments on "What should post-2015 development goals look like?"

  1. Jeffrey Sachs argues we need to keep it simple so the general public can get their heads around it. He has a point.

    But it is time we addressed the taboo areas like militarism, peace and security. The UN System Task Team states

    “Yet, a number of weaknesses have emerged in recent years. One of them is the absence of goals related to peace, security, human rights and justice. The discussions on the post-2015 framework create an
    opportunity to include them.”

    Another model suggests 14 Goals each with av. ~8 Objectives, each with av ~8 Targets. The 14 Goals might be:

    1. Arms reduction and military contraction (including improved
    mechanisms for conflict resolution)
    2. Biodiversity and habitat (including oceans and rivers)
    3. Capacity building (including institutional capacity, technology
    transfer, new progress indicators, governance)
    4. Civil society empowerment and participation (including cultural
    5. Education and telecommunications / internet
    6. Food security (including hunger elimination, nutrition, sustainable
    agriculture, organic farming, land reform)
    7. Global warming stabilisation and renewable energy
    8. Green economy (sustainable production and consumption,
    product lifecycle, economic development and resilience)
    9. Health (including disease control, reproductive health, public
    health systems, preventative medicine)
    10. Population stabilisation (including ZPG, environmental refugees)
    11. Poverty reduction (including access to basic services)
    12. Social justice (including human rights, equity, gender equity,
    democracy, transparency, accountability, social security, job
    13. Sustainable cities and pollution (including sustainable transport,
    carbon neutral buildings, air quality, toxic waste, zero waste)
    14. Water

    (For further information and discussion contact research@globalfuturesresearch.org)

  2. UNMDG 2.0 should include UNMDG 1 as Goal 1 – these are not achieved yet.

    Plus: R2P/disarmament, Space, Democracy and Drugs crime.

    5 goals in total with various subgoals. And deadlines of 2020 and 2025.

    Third World Thanet: policies launched http://lnkd.in/nER8Pd

    • Absolutely right Tim. I think the 8 MDGs (which are really 19 MDGs) should be first on the list in their respective areas mostly under 11. Poverty Reduction but also 5. Education and 9. Health. And they should be listed as “MDGs NOT ACHIEVED”

      So far 3 MDGs achieved, 4 MDGs on target, and 12 MDGs off target.

      Regards, Geoff Holland

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