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  1. CAFOD survey, 104 representatives from civil society organisations in 26 countries • ¾ see the MDGs as a ‘good thing’ • nearly 90% want a similar agenda post-2015

  2. UNECA survey112 representatives from government, civil society & academia in 32 African countries ‘Overwhelming majority agrees: MDGs are important priorities for our countries They should feature in the post-2015 agenda’

  3. My World(Some 2 million people from 194 countries voted online) The areas covered by the MDGs should ‘continue to be directly addressed in the future agenda’

  4. MDGs: 18 SDGs: (draft) 169

  5. DNA of MDGs Post-2015 risks Clear Concise Computable Fuzziness Overload Non-measurability ‘To measure the unmeasurable constitutes an elaborate method of moving from preconceived notions to forgone conclusions’

  6. ‘Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away’ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  7. Targets Values/Principles Qualitative Absolute Hazy Abstract/Vague Ideal Subjective • Quantitative • Contextual • Clear • Concrete/Precise • Feasible • Objective

  8. Way forward • Answer two vital questions • Why global targets? • Global Deal or Universal Agenda? • Nutrition • Youth unemployment • Gender discrimination • Climate Change • Inequality

  9. Of all the competing ends world leaders might pursue beyond 2015, addressing high inequality must come first.

  10. About 250 US sites

  11. ? ‘Capital of the World’ or ‘A Workshop for Peace’

  12. John D. Rockefeller Jr. & son

  13. ‘…the search for a site proceeded without first determining exactly what the new organization wanted to build ’

  14. Way forward • Answer two vital questions • Focus on narrative, not on targets • Set targets about ends, not about the means • Designate a ‘gatekeeper’

  15. How? • Small group of member states taking global debate in another direction • UN Secretariat playing more assertive role

  16. We must choose between two concepts for the organisation: either as a ‘static conference machinery’ or as a ‘dynamic instrument for an organised world community’

  17. Prof. Paul Piff