A few days to hold regional and local elections (22 May), thousands of citizens take the streets “outraged”, demanding a real democracy. We are facing a new form of “participation”, but what is this movement?
In 1975, when the donor world economy was around half its current size, the Millennium Development Goals would have required much more than 1 percent of GNP from the donors. Today, we can halve extreme poverty with just 0.7 percent of GNP. Are we on track to do that?
The 8 September 2000, during the 8th plenary meeting at the United Nations General Assembly a historic resolution was adopted. Under the code A/55/L.2 the General Assembly joined efforts and approaches by adopting the so called United Nations Millennium Declaration. The Declaration was concreted in 8 goals, which received the name of ‘Millennium Development Goals’.