In shift from MDGs to SDGs, a need for better continuity

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (center) during the global launch of the 2015 Millennium Development Goals Progress Report. How well do proposed SDGs address the missed MDG targets? Photo by: Rick Bajornas / U.N.

The recently released final report on the progress toward the Millennium Development Goals showed the world’s milestones and missed targets in what the United Nations has called the “most successful anti-poverty movement in history.”

The MDGs, according to the foreword by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, “helped to lift more than 1 billion people out of extreme poverty, to make inroads against hunger, to enable more girls to attend school than ever before and to protect our planet.”

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    Anna Patricia Valerio

    Anna Patricia Valerio is a Manila-based development analyst focusing on writing innovative, in-the-know content for senior executives in the international development community. Before joining Devex, Patricia wrote and edited business, technology and health stories for BusinessWorld, a Manila-based business newspaper.