The Changing Intersection of Society...

Posted On: 2015-12-14

The Changing Intersection of Society and Development Goals: An Examination Aimed at Improving Policymaking

When world leaders adopted the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the  United Nations Millennium Summit in September 2000, Nepal’s insurgency had reached its peak in terms of deaths and human rights violations. The MDGs, for the first time, set time-bound and measurable goals for combating poverty, hunger, illiteracy, gender inequality, disease and environmental degradation in developing and least developed countries. The eight MDGs were: 1) eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; 2) achieve universal primary education; 3) promote gender equality and empower women; 4) reduce child mortality; 5) improve maternal health; 6) combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; 7) ensure environmental sustainability; and 8) develop global partnerships.  The leaders who met in 2000 did not, however, explicitly recognise the importance of access to carbon neutral, reliable and affordable energy, despite such accessibility being critical to the achievement of all eight goals. In fact, energy access by individuals, households, nations and the world as a whole is key to human development. For futher reading click below:


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