‘Millennium Development Goals’. ‘A Short History of the World’s Biggest Promise’ - David Hume. Brooks World Poverty Institute. University of Manchester. Global promises.
‘A Short History of the World’s Biggest Promise’ - David Hume.
Brooks World Poverty Institute.
University of Manchester.
(This also saw the women’s movement become a strong lobby).
Dec 1992 - International Conference on Food and Nutrition in Rome.
(This set the target of halving the number of hungry people in the World).
Adoption of many delegates to rights based approaches to sexual and reproductive health. Concern of Roman Catholic, conservative Christians and Muslims
- to right to abortion.
World Summit on Social Development (Copenhagen) - particular role of 3rd World Countries as UN members and focus on Poverty leading to UN Year for Eradication of Poverty 1996.
4th UN World Conference on Women in Beijing ( worried conservative interests and did not engage with economists).
Second UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat 2)
World Food Summit in Rome
Too many promises and not enough ODA.
Era of ‘aid does not work’.
‘The Cold War was over, so there was no need to use foreign aid to buy
allies in poor countries. The global peace dividendpromised in 1990,
with armaments turned into ploughshares, was a dishonoured memory.’
Both pursue the goal of tackling global poverty but -
….the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) follows an overarching ideological, Human Rights approach.
…..the DAC follows a narrower focus and a business management (SMART) model in the case for increased aid and its effective use.
Losers - gender equailty, reproductive health and wider health * sector goals. Also the 20/20 vision for funding.
Winners - Economic growth, Technology (IT), Goals for rich countries - MDG 8, Sustainable Environments, *HIV/Aids and Africa.