The Post-2015 UN Development Framework: Perspectives for Regional Involvement
The Millennium Assembly of the United Nations, held in September 2000, adopted the Millennium Declaration, which emphasised the need for global engagement towards developing countries. The general goals of that Declaration were later summarised within the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The simplicity of these goals has made it possible for them to attract attention and “galvanise political commitment like never before” (Vandemoortele, 2011). As the time frame set for the MDGs draws to a close, the debate is underway as to the possible framework that should replace these goals, in the light of the current international context.