Millennium Development Goals

Halfway measures

Print edition : May 03, 2013

HLP co-chairs Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during a conference in Nusa Dua on the Bali island on March 27. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, also a co-chair, said all the key areas that needed progress for realising the post-2015 agenda had been realistically addressed at the meet. Photo: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP

The Alternative Narratives at Bali highlighted the 'red flags' to development such as privatisation of water and essential services like education and health care. Here, a rally against privatisation of water in Bangalore in January 2012. Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy

Walden Bello, a parliamentarian from the Philippines, said the pro-privatisation approach had been dominating the evaluation of the MDG. Photo: P.V. Sivakumar

British Prime Minister David Cameron, who pursues a neoliberal approach, is one of the three co-chairs of the HLP. Photo: Chris Radburn/AFP

Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, will present to member states his own formulations based on the HLP report. Photo: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP

The Bali meeting of the High-Level Panel designated to prepare the post-2015 global framework to the MDG offers little hope of a rethink on the development paradigm.
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