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1 Universities and the Millennium Development Goals: Down from the Ivory Tower Education for Sustainable Future Prague, September 10, 2003 Bedrich Moldan Charles University Environment Center

2 Millennium Development Goals 1.Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger 2.Achieve universal primary education 3.Promote gender equality and empower women 4.Reduce child mortality 5.Improve maternal health 6.Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases 7.Ensure environmental sustainability 8.Develop a global partnership for development

3 Goal 1: Poverty and Hunger (1) Targets: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than $1 a dayHalve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than $1 a day Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hungerHalve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger

4 Goal 1: Poverty and Hunger (2) Source: UNDP 2003

5 Goal 1: Poverty and Hunger (3) Source: UNDP 2003

6 Challenges for Universities I: Poverty and Hunger Oriented researchOriented research Definitions and causes of povertyDefinitions and causes of poverty Economic, social and environmental contextEconomic, social and environmental context Ways of combating hungerWays of combating hunger

7 Goal 2: Education (1) Targets: Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schoolingEnsure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling

8 Goal 2: Education (2) Source: UNDP 2003

9 Goal 2: Education (3) Source: UNDP 2003

10 Challenges for Universities II: Education Teacher educationTeacher education Innovative methods (formal, non-formal, informal education)Innovative methods (formal, non-formal, informal education) New technologies (including ICTs)New technologies (including ICTs)

11 Goal 3: Gender Equality (1) Targets: Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education preferably by 2005 and in all levels of education no later than 2015Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education preferably by 2005 and in all levels of education no later than 2015

12 Goal 3: Gender Equality (2) Source: UNDP 2003

13 Challenges for Universities III: Gender Equality Analysing and addressing root causesAnalysing and addressing root causes Gender studiesGender studies Promoting women (science, university positions)Promoting women (science, university positions)

14 Goal 4, 5, 6: Human Health (1) Targets: Reduce by two-thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality ratioReduce by two-thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality ratio Reduce by three-quarters, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality ratioReduce by three-quarters, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality ratio Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDSHave halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseasesHave halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases

15 Goal 4, 5, 6: Human Health (2) Source: UNDP 2003

16 Goal 4, 5, 6: Human Health (3) Source: UNDP 2003

17 Challenges for Universities IV: Human Health Shifting research prioritiesShifting research priorities Addressing emerging issuesAddressing emerging issues

18 Goal 7: Environmental Sustainability (1) Targets: Integrate the principle of sustainable development into country policies and programs and reverse the loss of environmental resourcesIntegrate the principle of sustainable development into country policies and programs and reverse the loss of environmental resources Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking waterHalve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water Have achieved, by 2020, a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellersHave achieved, by 2020, a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers

19 Goal 7: Environmental Sustainability (2) Source: UNDP 2003

20 Goal 7: Environmental Sustainability (3) Source: UNDP 2003

21 Challenges for Universities V: Environmental Sustainability More attention to urgent issues like WEHAB (water, energy, health, agriculture, biodiversity)More attention to urgent issues like WEHAB (water, energy, health, agriculture, biodiversity) Urban issuesUrban issues

22 Goal 8: Global Partnership (1) Targets: Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, nondiscriminatory trading and financial systemDevelop further an open, rule-based, predictable, nondiscriminatory trading and financial system Address the special needs of the least developed countries (e.g. debts problems)Address the special needs of the least developed countries (e.g. debts problems) Address the special needs of landlocked countries and small island developing statesAddress the special needs of landlocked countries and small island developing states

23 Goal 8: Global Partnership (2) Targets: In cooperation with developing countries, develop and implement strategies for decent and productive work for youthIn cooperation with developing countries, develop and implement strategies for decent and productive work for youth In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countriesIn cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially ICTsIn cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially ICTs

24 Goal 8: Global Partnership (3) Source: UNDP 2003

25 Challenges for Universities VI: Global Partnership Partnership in education and science in addition to the stated targets like trade, finance and new technologiesPartnership in education and science in addition to the stated targets like trade, finance and new technologies Focus on the least developed countriesFocus on the least developed countries

26 Challenges for Universities VII: General Issues Policy-relevant knowledge (e.g. indicators)Policy-relevant knowledge (e.g. indicators) Place-based sciencePlace-based science Interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarityInterdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity New contents of traditional disciplinesNew contents of traditional disciplines

27 Conclusion Millennium Development Goals represent a novel approach, a truly new Global Deal, in particular by setting quantitative targets for the development at the global level. The most important institutions, including intergovern- mental organizations and transnational corpo- rations, are taking challenges of the MDG very seriously. Universities should be in the fore- front of this world-wide effort.

28 Thank you for your attention


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