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“Meet on MDGs”

organized by
UNYSAB, IUB, Chittagong Chapter, Bangladesh
to collaborate with the initiative taken by the
Asia Pacific Youth Network (APYN)

The presentation is prepared by


for the discussion
session
• The most broadly supported, comprehensive
and specific development goals the world has
ever agreed upon.

• Adopted in 2000 and set to be achieved by


2015
Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty
and hunger
Target 1a: Reduce by half the proportion of people
living on less than a dollar a day
Target 1b: Achieve full and productive
employment and decent work for all, including
women and young people
Target 1c: Reduce by half the proportion of people
who suffer from hunger
Goal 2: Achieve universal primary
education
Goal 3: Promote gender equality
and empower women
Goal 4: Reduce child mortality
Goal 5: Improve maternal health
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria
and other diseases
Goal 7: Ensure environmental
sustainability
Goal 7: Ensure environmental
sustainability
Goal 8: A global partnership for
development
Goal 8: A global partnership for
development
Icon Used* Meaning
Achieved

Very likely to be achieved,


on track
Possible to achieve if some
changes are made

Off track

Insufficient information

*This icons are used in the next slide


Bangladesh’s Position*

*As at 21 September, 2010, when this slide was being prepared


Summary of the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights
Summary of the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights
Summary of the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights
1. What can you buy with $US 1.25 (a day) in your
hometown?
2. Please list the MDGs in order of importance to you
3. Which human rights in the UDHR are NOT covered by
the MDGs?
4. If you were the leader of your country, how would you
include human rights in the MDGs?
5. What is one thing you can do to make the MDGs real?
1.What can you buy with $US 1.25 (a day) in your
hometown?
To comply with Bangladesh’s reality, the
respondent group assumed $US 1.25 to be the
daily income of a person who has a family
consisting of 5 members. As food is the most
important basic need, the group, at first, focused
on how much money should be spent to feed all
the five mouths to meet their daily minimum
calorie-requirements. It was found that, nearly
Tk.65 must be spent on rice, and this leaves very
little scope for them to spend on other items that
make the meals tastier, let alone spending on
other basic needs (e.g. on education, clothing,
medicine etc.)
2.Please list the MDGs in order of importance
to you
According to the respondents, the rearranged list could
be like the following:
Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Goal 2: Ensure environmental sustainability
Goal 3: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Goal 4: Achieve universal primary education
Goal 5: Develop a Global Partnership for Development
Goal 6: Improve maternal health
Goal 7: Promote gender equality and empower women
Goal 8: Reduce child mortality
3.Which human rights in the UDHR are NOT
covered by the MDGs?
According to the respondent group, the following human
rights should be included in the targets of the MDGs.
1. HR No. 6,7- which demand that law should be equal for
everyone.
2. HR No. 9,10,11- which demand that every suspect
should go under fair public trial. No punishment should
be imposed until guilt is proved.
3. HR No. 22- which demand that social security should be
ensured and more opportunities should be provided to
develop skills.
4. HR No. 17,29- which demand that security of both
private and public properties should be ensured.
4. If you were the leader of your country, how
would you include human rights in the MDGs?
According to the respondents, if they were the
leaders of Bangladesh, they would have analyzed
every demand from the commoners, regarding
human rights, very carefully and critically. This is
because they think that when a particular human
right is viewed from the commoners’ point of
focus, it might prove to be a selfish demand
which might be inconsistent with the countries’
overall welfare. Again, they emphasized on
making decisions that benefit the whole country
as well as ensure the proper enforcement of
human rights.
5. What is one thing you can do to make the
MDGs real?

According to the respondents, one thing that


they can do, to make the MDGs real, is to
spread more awareness among the mass
regarding the MDGs. For this, they plan to
conduct more promotional activities and at
the same time, they hope to develop
themselves in a way, so that they could be
able to find out their own setbacks and try to
improve themselves in order to make more
contributions in achieving the MDGs.
accessed on 20
Sep’10
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