New goals will make developed countries more accountable

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It is likely we will see a new set of global development goals, as the end date for the current millennium development goals fast approaches. Today marks 500 days until 2015, the target for achieving the goals, and for the most part the goals have been achieved. Advocates are now looking to developed nations to close their own inequitable gaps. Australia has often been criticized for not meeting the millennium development goals in its own backyard, as the welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people stagnates. But experts hope the new goals will help lift the welfare standards of Australia’s First People.

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Monday, August 18 2014
Produced By Ellen Leabeater
Featured in storyDavid Griggs - Director of the Monash Sustainability Institute, Monash UniversityPeter Hill - Associate Professor in Global Health Systems, University of QueenslandCarl O’Sullivan - Administrative co-coordinator, First Australians program at Caritas Australia.
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