Origin Story for Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

Origin Story for Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

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Millennium Development Goals or MDGs - What led to its conception? What was the role of the Brundtland Commission? What were the goals of MDGs? Were the MDGs met? If no, then what was the reason behind not meeting the MDGs? Was it criticized by policymakers?
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Global problems such as inequality, financial crises and the HIV/AIDS pandemic were starting to pile up in the 80s and 90s. We will look at how the UN responded to this global crisis and how its Millennium Development Goals were going to be the solution. Delve into this course to understand why despite their achievements, the Millennium Development Goals have been heavily criticised.  

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about UN’s first major action plan for sustainable development, Agenda 21  

  • What led to the birth of the Millennium Development Goals? 

  • Lesson in hindsight - the impact and criticism of the Millennium Development Goals  

Instructor

Prajeeth Sitherasenan

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SDGPlus

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Course Type
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15 min

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