The MDGs, evaluated by people living in poverty
An ATD Fourth World participative project to ensure those most concerned can contribute to a post-2015 development agenda
The most vulnerable remain unreached
In 2011 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that the most vulnerable had not benefited from the Millennium Development Goals. As part of the evaluation process for the MDG programme, the UN invited civil society organisations to share any good practices that would help development programmes to actually benefit the very poorest. In response, ATD Fourth World has decided to launch - with partial funding from the Fondation Charles Leopold Meyer - its own participatory research project evaluating the MDGs.
The dates and locations of these seminars are listed below:
October 2012 :
Public presentations in the different countries involved in the project on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17) by project participants.
1st October to 4th October 2012 :
National Seminar in Beau Bassin, Mauritius
30th November to 5th December 2012 :
Regional Seminar in La Paz, Bolivia, with participants from Haiti, Guatemala, Brazil and Peru.
The most vulnerable have been left behind.
"This year, the UN Secretary General's evaluation of the Millennium Development Goals focussed on the progress made in achieving certain targets. However, in his 2011 report - which focussed on the impact of the MDGS on the lives of people living in extreme poverty - Ban Ki-moon painted a bleaker picture."
"Tons of clothes were unloaded, but we needed help to get our children to school"
People living in extreme poverty explain how, in their own experience, they are discriminated against or ignored in key development areas.