Bond Child Rights Group Briefing - Children's Rights and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have galvanised unprecedented resources and attention and provided a shared agenda for development. They are generally associated with substantial progress for many children and families around the world. However, progress towards the MDGs has been highly inequitable, with millions of the poorest and most vulnerable children missing out. The MDGs have also been used and interpreted in a manner that has led to a reduction of the development agenda to a narrow set of goals which miss out key dimensions of development. With the MDGs’ 2015 deadline approaching, the discussion about what should replace them and the development agenda “post-2015” is underway. The post-2015 debate is an important opportunity to review the MDGs and engage in a global dialogue about how development can be more effective, equitable, sustainable and accountable after 2015. Learning and building on the lessons of trying to achieve the MDGs must be central to this.

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