MDG GOAL 8. Develop a Global Partnership For Development. Maria Riley, OP Center of Concern July 2006. Strengths of the MDGs. Represent a global political consensus A political statement of values and principles Concrete goals and targets Recognize poverty is multi-dimensional
Develop a Global Partnership
Maria Riley, OP
Center of Concern
Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, nondiscriminatory trading and financial system (includes a commitment to good governance, development and poverty reduction both nationally and internationally.
Privatizing policy implementation (Public-Private Partnerships) humanitarian aid, education, policing, prisons, military
Privatizing Public Services – water, health, education, utilitiesPrivatization
U.S. Aid Lost Export
Burkina Faso $10 million $13.7 million
Chad $5.7 million Nearly the same
Togo $4 million $7.4 million
(We speak rather of) a society that is not directed against the market but demands that the market be appropriately controlled by the forces of society and by the state so as to guarantee that the basic needs of the whole society are satisfied.
Centesimus Annus, #35.1
But there are many human needs that find no place in the market. It is a strict duty of justice and truth not to let fundamental human needs to remain unsatisfied and not to let all those burdened by such needs to perish.
Centesimus Annus, #34
Certain objectives stated by Rerum Novarum remain valid if a person’s work and very being are not to be reduced to the level of a mere commodity.
The objectives include a sufficient wage for the support of the family, social insurance for old age and unemployment and adequate protection for the conditions of employment.Centesimus Annus, #34.1
A Global Market