Prioritising inequality in the post-MDGs

5 February 2013

It is a crucial time for global efforts to end poverty. With the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) now fast approaching and mixed progress on the goals, the world is turning its attention to what should replace the MDGs post-2015. Prime Minister David Cameron is central to this process, co-chairing a UN High Level Panel which will make recommendations to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in May 2013 about what they think the new post-2015 MDGs should look like.

At the same time, the evidence is now clearer than ever that while progress has been made towards the existing goals, this progress has been unequal and the poorest and most vulnerable have frequently been left behind, unable to access quality education, healthcare or financial services.

This month we will be making a strong call across the RESULTS UK network for the Prime Minister to show UK leadership and ensure the next set of development goals prioritises the hardest to reach as the key to ending poverty. 

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