On Human Identity & Global Governance
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) represent global governance’s framework of development cooperation until 2015. Both donor and recipient governments, as well as transnational development agents have so far conformed to this framework, as if it were politically, culturally, juridically and morally binding.
The attached series of modules on the MDGs provides factual information, at times complemented by analytical perspectives, on their origin and history, their funding mechanisms, their continuum with the UN Cairo and Beijing conferences and their ensuing ideological ambivalence. The reality is that “sexual and reproductive health and rights” and “gender equality” are central in the dominant interpretation of the MDGs - that of western governments, the European Union, the United States and the United Nations.
The UN Millennium Development Goals: Introduction to the series
1. MDGs, targets and indicators
2. Introduction and historical process
3. The dangerous ambivalence of MDGs
4. MDG 5 target 5b
5. MDGs and reproductive health - the "final push"
6. MDGs and the UN conference process: ideological continuum
7. MDGs’ funding mechanisms
8. MDGs - Where are we at?
9. From frameworks to self-determination