Mac Darrow


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?