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The Millennium Development Goals

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Katrin Park

on 6 May 2013

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Transcript of The Millennium Development Goals

In 2000, 189 UN member states adopt
the Millennium Declaration
In the beginning
A decade later
What to do in the next four years
1.2 billion people across the world are hungry. Seven out of 10 of them are women and girls
Millions of children start school but eventually drop out — leaving school without basic literacy and numeracy skills
Women hold 18 per cent of seats in parliament
Every year, 536,000 women and girls die as a result of complications during pregnancy, childbirth or the six weeks following delivery

99 per cent of them occur in developing countries
Two thirds of those living with HIV are in sub-Saharan Africa. Most of them are women
1.2 billion people lack access to basic sanitation. The vast majority of them live in rural areas
Aid to the poorest countries falls far short of the 2010 target
noticeable reductions in poverty globally

significant improvements in enrolment and gender parity in schools

reductions in child and maternal mortality increasing HIV treatments

steps towards ensuring environmental sustainability

incorporation of the MDGs into their development strategies
uneven progress - the share of poor people is declining, but the absolute number of the poor in South Asia and in sub-Saharan Africa is increasing

rapid reductions in poverty are not necessarily addressing gender equality and environmental sustainability

lack of progress in reducing HIV is curtailing improvements in both maternal and child mortality

the expansion of health and education services is not being matched by quality
less than 1%
more than 25%
How much should the U.S. Government spend on foreign aid?
Pop Quiz
How much does the US spend in direct foreign aid as a percent of its GNI?
Turning knowledge into practice
2010 MDG Summit
Affirmation of the UN's role
MDG acceleration
Systematic way for countries
to focus on acceleration
and eliminating inequalities
Significant multiplier effects across the MDGs
Environmental sustainbility and resilience
Agricultural innovation
intensive growth
The Millennium Declaration:
Values and Principles
Show your support by wearing
the white band
Figure out a cheap way to purify water
A 2006 poll found that Americans think that it should spend 10 percent! (New York Times, 2006)
The Millennium
Development Goals

United Nations Development Programme
Poverty Reduction Group
Gonzalo Pizarro
New York
14 January 2011
Peace, security, disarmament
Development and poverty eradication
Protecting the environment
Human rights, democracy and
good governance
Protecting the vulnerable
Meeting the special needs of Africa
Strengthen the United Nations
The birth of
the MDGS
Speak up - talk to people about the MDGs and why they matter
Think about what stops us from achieving these goals? Write a letter or an oped. Make a video
What can you do?
Synergies among the MDGs
Policy commitments determine the success
Targeted interventions -- social protection & employment programs -- are key
Domestic resource mobilization
A coherent, enabling international environment
Ensuring girls have access to health and education equals progress on the MDGs
Lessons learned
Women's empowerment
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