International Human Development
It’s been nearly 13 years since world leaders gathered in New York and committed their nations to reach human development targets by the date of 2015.
With only two years left on the United Nation’s time-bound Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the question remains: what should (and what will) replace those eight targets that have been mobilizing international and nation poverty alleviation and human development efforts?
"In the deliberations at the UN over the next year or so, Canada’s niche may be the provision of advice on measurement," says CIGI Senior Fellow Barry Carin, in an op-ed on the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals.
The United Nations (UN) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a set of eight targets, established by the UN in 2000, to mobilize national and collective efforts on critical development issues by 2015. Post-2015 Goals will determine priorities, motivate action and influence spending for development. Extensive consultations underway worldwide have elicited dozens of suggestions. This panel discussed how to make sense of the wide-ranging debates.
In this video, Stephen Brown discusses the topic of his chapter in Canada Among Nations 2013. He comments that although Africa is still very much part of the Canadian aid landscape, there have been rhetorical shifts and a morphing of Canada's approach.
What should replace the UN’s 2015 Millennium Development Goals? Panel to discuss at CIGI public lecture
A panel of global development experts will deliver a Signature Lecture at (CIGI on the future of international development and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
Experts to deliver exclusive address in Ottawa on successor to UN’s 2015 Millennium Development Goals
A panel of experts will bring their international development expertise to an exclusive address this week in Canada’s capital, where they will focus on the future of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals beyond 2015.
In this video, Betty Plewes touches on the importance of Canadian civil society organizations in Africa, which is the focus of her Canada Among Nations 2013 chapter, co-authored with Brian Tomlinson.
The United Nations is now formulating post-2015 goals to succeed the current Millennium Development Goals. What should government authorities call for during the process of establishing these new goals to ensure they reflect national priorities, can be measured and are achievable, not purely aspirational?