Post-2015 development challenges in conflict zones

Another key issue for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health, and for the whole post-2015 development agenda. I just signed up to attend this conference at King’s College London on 12th and 13th March. Details and registration are here. - what comes after the MDGs?

Written by Richard Blunt, a King’s College London Master’s student studying Conflict Security and Development.

It seems difficult now in the year 2015, to look back and imagine the world at the turn of the Millennium. Designated as the International Year for the Culture of Peace by the UN, the year 2000 cumulated in the Millennium Summit, in New York City on September 6-8th, setting out 8 distinct ‘Millennium Development Goals’ (MDG’s.) While the goals were clearly optimistic, the Millennium brought with it an excitement, especially in the UN, that liberal ideas and development could drastically improve the lives of millions around the world. With the Cold War ended and the UN making significant progress towards the end of the Yugoslav wars, there was much to be optimistic about.

However, with the MDG’s set to expire this year, many of the reasons to be optimistic have seemingly become rather…

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