In 2000, eight international development goals – the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – were officially established during the United Nations’ Millennium Summit with a target date of 2015. The MDGs were agreed upon by all the world’s countries and leading development institutions and set a precedent to meet the needs of the world’s poorest.
Now, with the year 2015 fast approaching, Post-2015 debates are taking place to determine what happens next in international development. As stated on the UN millennium development goals website: “After 2015, efforts to achieve a world of prosperity, equity, freedom, dignity and peace will continue unabated. The UN is working with governments, civil society and other partners to build on the momentum generated by the MDGs and carry on with an ambitious Post-2015 development agenda.”
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