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Towards a vision for the post-2015 world

Holding governments accountable

This week, the UN General Assembly (GA) will assess the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – their progress and gaps – and officially launch the intergovernmental discussion on a new, sustainable development agenda – perhaps to be encapsulated as sustainable development goals (SDGs). A comment by Gabriele Köhler with all necessary links to a puzzling debate




The UN Secretariat was initially cautious in terms of intertwining an MDG assessment with a design of a successor agenda, lest momentum for achieving the goals fizzle out, instead of concentrating on a last spurt towards meeting the targets. But already last year, academics and civil society pushed the UN to start thinking about a new agenda, by commissioning studies, convening workshops, and publishing blogs ...


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