Post 2015 Development

The Millennium Summit is remembered for the promise leaders made to join together in a common endeavor to free “the entire human race from want.” Unlike many international commitments, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are still remembered more than a decade after their inception. Poverty has indeed fallen across the world, much more quickly than most of us expected, yet the debate has now begun on what should replace the MDGs when they expire in 2015. Do we need a new set of global development goals? If so, should they be for the very poorest? Or should they be extended to the broader challenges of a planet that will have more than 8 billion people by 2030?

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