What Youths Could Teach World Leaders on Development Targets
At the United Nations in New York today, world leaders are gathering to finalize the Global Goals -- the targets that will replace the Millennium Development Goals and shape trillions of dollars of spending over the next 15 years. There is much high-minded rhetoric here at the United Nations that development is all about people.
This has been a key theme during the consultations on the targets that took years and have brought us to this point. As United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has put it, "People should be at the centre of our vision".
Do the goals live up to the rhetoric? Over the last 7 months, Copenhagen Consensus engaged with young people around the world to find out their views on the 169 new targets that world leaders are expected to sign off on Monday.