New global agenda beyond 2015 identified-A A +A
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
WITH some of the Millennium Development Goals (MGs) already met, a High-level Panel of the United Nations has set more targets for a new global agenda to be achieved beyond its 2015 deadline.
The Panel noted that the post 2015 agenda is a universal one geared to ensure that everyone is not denied universal human rights and basic economic opportunities, put sustainability at the core and transform economies for jobs and inclusive growth.
These also build peace and effective, open and accountable institutions for all; as well as forge a new global partnership.
The new global agenda expanded the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that end in 2015.
Of the current MDGs, those that have been partially achieved were the goals to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; stopping and reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria; sustainable development; and developing a global partnership for development.
Substantial progress was also made towards goals to achieve primary education for all children and gender equality in primary and secondary education.
On the other hand, goals to reduce under-five mortality by two thirds and maternal mortality by three quarters looked out of reach, data from the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme indicated. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on October 01, 2013.