Classroom for 80 students in Ogun State, Nigeria
Africa / Africa

Child Poverty Post 2015

Classroom for 80 students in Ogun State, Nigeria

 The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) is by nature progressive, to be built upon and scaled up. As 2015 draws close to an end, development experts globally are exploring new sets of goals. A more suitable approach may be tackling the challenges discovered and scaling up on MDG …

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Blog / International Development

Ending Poverty as SDG 1

Sustainable Development Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere. Via SDGs Proposal

 

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as the agenda around which all UN members are expected to frame their activities and policies until 2030. The intergovernmental negotiations on the proposed agenda were first …

Protestors march in opposition to the Free Trade Agreement, b.wu via Flickr creative commons
Americas / Americas

The Colombian Free Trade Agreement: Exposing the Facade

Protestors march in opposition to the Free Trade Agreement, b.wu via Flickr creative commons

Colombia is a country on the rise. Lauded by the West as an example of how a country can overcome internal strife and civil conflicts by embracing neo-liberalism and free-trade capitalism, welcoming multi-national corporations, collaborating with the US against drug gangs, …

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Africa / Blog

Citizens Participation for Good Governance in Africa

Ballot Papers – Source: Original picture from Nejeed Bello

For African governance, the most significant barriers blocking better governance remains corruption and poor service delivery. As indicated by the 2004 World Development Report, the relationship between citizen empowerment to actively participate in holding their government accountable and demanding for better has vital implication for better …

The Post-2015 Agenda: Looking beyond the Millennium Development Goals via United Nations
Blog / International Development

SDGs process: Where are we?

The Post-2015 Agenda: Looking beyond the Millennium Development Goals via United Nations

 

The Millennium Declaration, adopted during the Millennium Summit of the United Nations (UN) in September 2000, stressed the need of a global agreement and cooperation towards developing countries. The basic commitment agreed upon was to achieve the reduction of extreme poverty and set …