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.

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25 Sep 2015