Millenium Development Goals (MDG’s) For Beginners–and Finishers

From The New York Times
Op-Ed Guest Columnist

M.D.G.’s for Beginners … and Finishers


Published: September 18, 2010

The M.D.G.’s are possibly the most visionary deal that most people have never heard of. In the run-up to the 21st century, a grand global bargain was negotiated at a series of summit meetings and then signed in 2000. The United Nations’ “Millennium Declaration” pledged to “ensure that globalization becomes a positive force for all the world’s people,” especially the most marginalized in developing countries. It wasn’t a promise of rich nations to poor ones; it was a pact, a partnership, in which each side would meet obligations to its own citizens and to one another.

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