8 May 2014

Recommendations for State & Non-State Development Collaborations

Although the past nine years have shown a healthy movement towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, the disappointments and gaps indicate the areas in need of attention during the post-2015 period. Traditionally neglected and excluded groups on the social, economic and geographic margins have remained deprived of the benefits of development. Inequities have grown and the festering dissatisfaction has contributed to violence and conflicts, in turn eroding the gains made. These inequities are often perpetuated by local political structures, indicating the critical need for a rights-based approach and an inclusive agenda within nations after 2015.

Pragya highlighted these concerns and its recommendations on State & Non-State Development Collaborations in its statement submitted to UN ECOSOC High-level segment: annual ministerial review - 2014 session. (View full statement)

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