Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Keeping MDGs a Realistic Priority

As the global economy continues to spiral downwards, there is no shortage of critics to say that the Millennium Development Goals are too ambitious. Many have come to the conclusion that the current financial crisis makes the MDGs completely unrealistic. U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rosa Migiro, on the other hand, refuses to accept this mindset. "The MDGs were supposed to have a focused road map towards achieving sustainable development and they shouldn't be reset," said Migiro. "If anything, they need to be reaffirmed, re-emphasized, because this is a time of crisis and at a time of crisis there really is a risk of people starting to re-prioritize." Migiro demonstrates a mentality that's crucial for the acheivement of the goals.
Source: Reuters