- Eveline Herfkens
Gründerin der UN-Milleniumskampagne
- Programmcode: K-03
- Datum: 20.04.2012
- Uhrzeit: 12.00-13.00
"The Millennium Development Goals: Unfinished Business during Challenging Times" // im Anschluss Verabschiedung durch die ModeratorinIn 2000, 189 nations made a promise to free people from extreme poverty and multiple deprivations. This pledge became the eight Millennium Development Goals to be achieved by 2015. In September 2010, the world recommitted itself to accelerate progress towards these goals.
Over the last decade, the Millennium Goals have spurred action across the globe. Progress across a large number of countries and indicators has been the result. The developing world as a whole remains on track to achieve the poverty reduction target by 2015. It has already achieved the target of halting and reversing the incidence of tuberculosis and will meet or even exceed the drinking water target by 2015. Major advances have been made in getting children into school in many of the poorest countries, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa. Remarkable improvements in key interventions - for malaria and HIV AIDS control, and measles immunization, for example - have reduced child death rates by more than a third.
At the same time, progress reports show that we still have a long way to go in empowering women and girls, promoting sustainable development, and protecting the most vulnerable from the devastating effects of multiple crises. Where should that push come from? Today, with only 3 years left to 2015 debates have started across the globe: what about post 2015?
Today, ODA suffers a legitimacy crisis. Across OECD countries, support for ODA is taking a deep dive. While some might blame this on the financial crisis, the cause of this is more complicated. For example, in the Netherlands and Germany, hardly touched by the crisis, with the lowest unemployment rates in Europe, governments are attempting to wiggle out of their commitments without much visible public resistance.
Many NPO’s are working on raising funds and implementing nongovernmental projects, many of which contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Goals. Will these efforts help to compensate for the missing billions that the government promised, but is not providing?
Video der Keynote: youtu.be/USR1KeiFUis
Ein einführendes Video zu den Millennium Development Goals von Tobias Hauschild, Oxfam, finden Sie unten.