IFRC's wishlist for the post-2015 agenda

    Strengthen resilience, anchor global goals locally, make them achievable and measurable, and include volunteers.

    That’s that the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is pushing for in the post-2015 development agenda that will replace the Millennium Development Goals, Matthias Shmale, IFRC undersecretary-general, said in an interview with Devex Global Membership Associate Kavita Kalsi at the European Development Days in Brussels.

    Shmale stressed that volunteers are a “tremendous workforce” that deserves more recognition from other development actors, and noted the MDGs in his opinion have had mixed success.

    “It’s a question of the glass [being] half-full and half-empty. It’s not just a negative story and it’s not just a positive one,” he commented.

    Click on the above video to learn more insights on what IFRC wants the international community to include in the post-2015 framework.

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