This report sets out a clear roadmap for eradicating extreme poverty by 2030.
We need a new global partnership, to finish the job on the current Millennium Development Goals, tackle the underlying causes of poverty, and champion sustainable development.
The overarching goals include ending extreme poverty for good, making sure everyone has access to food and water, promoting good government and boosting jobs and growth.
The individual targets include promoting free speech and the rule of law, ending child marriage, protecting property rights, encouraging entrepreneurship and educating all children to at least primary school level.
The goals the report put forward are based on 5 big ideas:
finish the job: the Millennium Development Goals aimed to halve poverty – these new goals will end it by 2030
go green: for decades, the ‘green’ and development agendas have been separate. This report says they should be brought together
go for growth: economic growth is the only exit from poverty. A greater focus is needed on jobs, business and economic opportunity for all
good government: the need for free speech, good government, and tackling corruption has been avoided in the development debate. The panel put building the institutions of an open society at the heart of its approach, as well as ending conflict and violence
global partnership: everyone around the world must work together to make it happen
The final report comes after 8 months of consultation with more than 5,000 public groups across 120 different countries. Citizens, governments, businesses, local charities, community groups and development experts all had a chance to contribute their ideas.
The process began last year when the Prime Minister, alongside Presidents Yudhoyono of Indonesia and Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, was asked by Ban Ki-moon to set out ideas for a new set of development goals that could replace the existing Millennium Development Goals.
The panel’s work is now complete, but its report will now be used to kick-start 2 years of discussion and negotiation to set the development agenda that will succeed the current Millennium Development Goals when they expire in 2015.