Goals for the Rich
“Post-2015” is currently right in the centre of the development discourse. The UN, governments, civil society organizations and researchers are discussing what will come after the MDGs. But the “Post-2015 Agenda” must be much more than just an updated list of MDGs.
The Post-2015 process offers the opportunity to respond to changing global realities – be it the shift in geopolitical and economic power relations, or urgent global problems, such as accelerating global warming, growing inequalities, or the expansion of the global shadow financial system.
Conventional development concepts and their related goals and strategies do not provide adequate answers to these changing conditions and global problems.
That is why we need a truly universal Post-2015 Agenda that defines particularly the goals, responsibilities and commitments of rich countries. In order to overcome poverty, inequality and environmental degradation, the Post-2015 Agenda must become an “Agenda for the rich” and must include Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the rich.
The new paper of the Reflection Group on Global Development Perspectives discusses how the responsibilities of the rich should be reflected in Post-2015 Agenda and its goals and targets. At the workshop we will present and discuss its key findings.
- Ziad Abdel Samad (ANND)
- Roberto Bissio (Social Watch)
- Barbara Adams (Global Policy Forum)
- Jens Martens (Global Policy Forum)
- Hubert Schillinger (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung)