Millennium Development Goals
Goal 8 – Develop a global partnership for development
The MDG’S are eight international development goals that were officially established following the Millennium Summit of the UN in 2000. All 193 UN member states and at least 23 international organisations have agreed to achieve eight developmental goals by 2015. Background of Goal 8
This particular goal was split into a variety of sub – sections and primarily looked at how both the ldc’s and more developed countries can work together in order to improve economic growth of the least developed countries. Target 8A: Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system. This includes a commitment to good governance by the LDC’S and reduce protectionist policies. Target 8B: Address the Special Needs of the Least Developed Countries Include programs that tackle debt relief for heavily indebted poor countries, cancellation of bilateral debt and tariff and quota free exports for LDC’S. Target 8C: Address the special needs of landlocked developing countries and small island developing States Target 8D: Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries through national and international measures in order to make debt sustainable in the long term This target addresses the issues of market access for LDC’S and debt sustainability. Target 8E: In co-operation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable, essential drugs in developing countries. 8E analyses the percentage of a population that has access to affordable essential drugs on a sustainable basis. Target 8F: In co-operation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications. Looks at how many people, per 100, are internet users, mobile phone subscribers and own personal computers. What has been done?
Unlike the other objectives, the eighth goal is more of a conceptual goal at reducing...
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