CIVICUS Civil Society Index

An international action-research project by and for civil society

World Leaders must act decisively before it’s too late

Posted by civilsocietyindex on September 27, 2010

“Achieving the MDGs in the next five years requires world leaders to fulfill their existing commitments, become accountable to each other and their people, re-commit to human rights, and ensure civil society has the freedom to exist, express and engage.” Ingrid Srinath, CIVICUS Secretary General – MDG Summit 2010.

The three-day high level Summit on the Millennium Development Goals closed on 22 September on a series of recommendations and concrete acceleration strategies put forward by civil society and official representatives, in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. Strong recommendations were notably made to put social security and equitable distribution of wealth at the heart of MDG strategies.

CIVICUS now urges governments to unconditionally implement these solutions presented by civil society experts, and ensure that the principles of accountability and participation are an integral part of MDG strategies.

To find out more about the recommendations, please read the CIVICUS Statement on the MDG Summit.

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