In September 2010, world leaders met for the High Level Plenary
Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals ("MDGs Summit"). The
MDGs Summit took place with great fanfare, attracting close to 140 heads
of state and government, as well as leaders from civil society, foundations
and the private sector. It launched important aid initiatives and generated
unprecedented agreement by Member States on the importance of human
rights in efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals ("MDGs").
But how successful was this event, measured against its goals, and what are
the human rights implications of the MDGs Summit with regard to future
development and aid policy?
"The Millennium Development Goals: Milestones or Millstones? Human Rights Priorities for the Post-2015 Development Agenda,"
Yale Human Rights and Development Journal:
1, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yhrdlj/vol15/iss1/3