The United Nations Millennium Development Goals nearing their 2015 deadline, have instituted efforts to succeed the goals to ensure continued development in the subsequent years after 2015. The agenda do guide national, as well as, the global development priorities. Due to the uneven progress across and within countries, stronger global partnerships and further efforts for development should be in place for the progress acceleration.
The actions that will result in 2015 present an opportunity for people and the countries of the world to embark and decide on ways forward that will be historic and unprecedented. The decisions will bring to light the world’s course of action. These actions will end poverty, address the change in climate, protect the environment and bring to realization the need to promote prosperity and the people’s well- being (Laczko & Lönnback, 2013). As such, some new and sustainable development goals will result and be the successor of the Millennium Development Goals.
The United Nations, as an organization, vigorously works with the civil societies, governments and other various partners to help build on the momentum that the Millennium Development Goals generated. As a vehicle to help all the societies carry on with a very ambitious agenda for post- 2015 development. As a mid-sized organization- ambitious as the United Nations which is well established and reliable as a mentor organization- No More World Problems should likewise be in the front lines. We should uphold their goals for a successful succession of the Millennium Development Goals. Our organization’s ideals and vision for the future echo the culture and objectives of U.N. in terms of Millenium Development Goals and their succession.
No More World Problems (NMWP) as an organization needs to adopt a simple but daunting goal. The goal should aim at the dignity and prosperity of the whole world where people will live together with nature, harmoniously (Najam, Halle & Meléndez-Ortiz, 2008). With the countdown to 2015, no organization whatsoever, with such an ambitious goal as eradicating all the world problems should be timid to face the countdown on and embrace the development agenda for post- 2015. Otherwise, all the work that has seen the Millennium Development Goals run this far will go to waste.
All employees, partner organizations, donors and other stakeholders in NMWP Organization need to adopt some frameworks that are more grounded, flexible and an innovative delivery of services. That will help them focus some of the key elements of the agenda. They include human rights, extreme poverty, hunger eradication, gender, honoring of the planetary boundaries and the safeguarding of ecosystems and the natural resources (Carin & Bates-Eamer, 2013). It will align us with the aim of the organization to ensure that we tackle global issues on health, education, and the environment.
The implementation of this agenda must be a political priority. They should not fail as a result of short-term organization or even political thinking, disputes in areas of competencies, lack of a global will or refusal to assent to the required financing.
As an organization, we must be in the frontline despite the challenges being posed financially and politically. In order to realize the MDGs, NMWP will concentrate its efforts to align with that of the Post-2015. I believe that our efforts will manifest in improved health in underprivileged regions, better environmental sustainability efforts and an overall improvement for people’s well-being. With the support from all sectors within and without the organization, a great improvement in the development progress will come to be. The mission of the organization will get achieved, and our target audience served satisfactorily.
Carin, B., & Bates-Eamer, N. (2013, May). The Millennium Development Goals and Post-2015: Squaring the Circle. Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Paper No. 17. Retrieved from http://www.cigionline.org/sites/default/files/CIGI_Paper_17.pdf
Laczko, F., & Lönnback, L. J. (2013, May 22). Migration and the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda. International Organization for Migration. Retrieved from http://publications.iom.int/bookstore/free/Migration_and_the_UN_Post2015_Agenda.pdf
Najam, A., Halle, M., & Meléndez-Ortiz, R. (Eds.). (2007). Envisioning a Sustainable Development Agenda for Trade and Environment. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.