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THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2012. What progress has been made?
This presentation looks at The 2015 MDGs Progress made by 2012
IMAGINE IT’S THE TURN OF THE CENTURY AND YOU HAVE BEEN PUT IN CHARGE OF COMING UP WITH 8 AREAS THAT NEEDED TO BE IMPROVED BY 2015 IN ORDER TO BOOST DEVELOPMENT IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD WORKING WITH A PARTNER, COME UP WITH THE 8 AREAS YOU WOULD TACKLE. ON THE NEXT SLIDE WE WILL SEE HOW MANY MATCH UP WITH THE 8 MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS THE UN ACTUALLY SET
THE MDGS Poverty & Hunger Child Mortality Gender HIV, AIDS, Malaria and other diseases Aid, trade, Growth & Global Partnership Maternal health Education Environment In July 2012, the UN reported on progress made towards the goals as part of it’s annual audit. The overall conclusions are that there is a “mixed picture” in development and action has to be speeded up if the ambitious targets set for 2015 are to be met.
IMPACT OF WORLD RECESSION Four years away from the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the UN warns that despite many successes, overall progress has been too slow for most of the targets to be met by 2015. China is almost alone in achieving economic growth and has invested heavily in African countries. Other countries have stagnated, with aid budgets a soft target for cuts.
ERADICATE EXTREME POVERTY AND HUNGER Target 1A: Halve the proportion of people living on less than $1 a day. All developing regions except sub-Saharan Africa, western Asia and parts of eastern Europe are expected to achieve the MDG target. The global economic crisis has slowed progress, but the world is still on track to meet the poverty reduction target Prior to the crisis, the depth of poverty had diminished in almost every region
ACHIEVE UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION TARGET 2: Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling. Some of the poorest countries have made the greatest strides since 1999. Burundi, Madagascar, Rwanda, Togo and the United Republic of Tanzania have achieved or are nearing the goal of universal primary education. The abolition of school fees is considered an important driver of rapid progress in many of these countries. Inequality is thwarting progress towards the goal. Primary Education in Tanzania
REDUCE CHILD MORTALITY TARGET 4: Reduce by two thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate. Child mortality rates are falling. But not quickly enough to meet the target. 1 in 8 children in sub- Saharan Africa die before their 5 th birthday. Diarrhoea, malaria and pneumonia are responsible for more than half the deaths of children under five.
COMBAT HIV/AIDS, MALARIA AND OTHER DISEASES TARGET 6: Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. Take a copy of the hand out which looks at the WHO’s attempts to tackle malaria. Highlight in your notes: 1)The progress made 2)Evidence of limitations to the progress made
DEVELOP A GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR DEVELOPMENT TARGET 8: Deal comprehensively with developing countries’ debt. Bono on Debt The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development reported that less than half the money promised to Africa at the 2005 Gleneagles G8 summit has been provided. The 2012 G20 meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico was more concerned with the Euro zone crisis than development. Development NGOs have strongly criticised world leaders for “taking their eye off the ball” as regards to the MDGs.
2012 MDG REPORT CONCLUSIONS “Achieving the MDGs by 2015 is challenging but possible. The current economic crises besetting much of the developed world must not be allowed to decelerate or reverse the progress that has been made”. UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon The views of NGOs seem to be shared by UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon. His concluding remarks to the 2012 MDG report are that the MDGs can be met, but the rich countries have to pay their share.
UN AGENCIES – CASE STUDIES Read the case studies on the FAO, WFP and UNICEF. They all work towards achieving the MDGs and in the books you will see examples of how they do this. Take notes on each of the agencies work. The case studies start on page 151 and continue through to page 156