What is CMDG

The Millennium Development Goals are a declaration signed by 189 countries in 2000 sponsored by the United Nations by which they all committed to increase the world effort to reduce poverty, its causes and its manifestations.

The Millennium Declaration deals with the main problems and challenges that Humanity has at the beginning of the new century:

The goals set by those governments meant to cut the main problems of Humanity by half. Those goals include both the developed and developing countries. Countries with more resources commit to increase their efforts through Governmental Development Programmes, cancellation of debts, measures of international commerce and access to basic medicine and technology.

The developing countries commit to put into practice policies that help tackle structural limitations in their countries: help to small farmers, investment in infrastructure, promotion of human rights and environmental sustainability.

Certainly not everybody agrees with how the priorities have been formulated in order to achieve these goals. Some people believes they are incomplete and there are also those who think it is an ambitious compromise to achieve a minimum. The fact that these goals do not contemplate the possibility of changing the world order or the global distribution of wealth has been argued, a key to transform the situation we are living. And the importance to set an “expiry date” to the lack of democracy and the absence of freedoms in several countries, to the failure to respect the human rights or the existence of the death penalty has also been brought up.

But the truth is that if these Millennium Development Goals are a starting point to initiate the works, they could mean an important push to achieve a greater justice in the world.

 

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