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A Regional Perspective on the Post‐2015. United Nations Development Agenda


Autor institucional : ESCWA - CEPAL - ESCAP - ECE - ECA - DESA
Autor/Autores: ESCWA - CEPAL - ESCAP - ECE - ECA - DESA
Fecha de publicación: Junio de 2013
Alcance geográfico: Mundial
Publicado en: Internacional
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Resumen: As we approach the deadline for the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the five Regional Commissions -ECLAC, ECE, ESCAP, ECA and ESCWA - have come together to propose a joint regional perspective on the ongoing global debate on the post-2015 United Nations development agenda. The report identifies priority areas for a global development agenda, assesses the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), discusses regional specificities and recommends adapting global goals to regional and national goals. The report provides an historical perspective on the MDG agenda, including its political origins and development paradigm, and highlights MDG strengths and weaknesses. The report then assesses MDG implementation at regional levels and from an inequality perspective. Using the MDG acceleration method to evaluate progress, it highlights three results: African countries made more progress than other countries, even if they do not achieve the MDGs; Least Developed Countries (LDCs) accelerated their progress faster than non-LDCs; and acceleration in progress has been uneven across goals. Further, while almost all Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) maintained or accelerated their progress, none of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is among the top countries that accelerated their progress. The report concludes that the success of a global post-2015 agenda will depend on regional efforts to adapt globally agreed goals and priorities to national realities and argues for greater prioritization of regional efforts. It further argues for: prioritizing employment generation; tackling inequality; incorporating a comprehensive approach to environmental sustainability; and including democratic governance.



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