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ERIC Number: EJ1047274
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1478-2103
Nothing but the Truth? The United Nations and the Millennium Development Goals
Porter, Shirley
Policy Futures in Education, v12 n6 p761-768 2014
The United Nations established eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2000, with the target for achievement set at 2015. On the UN website a special section is devoted to the MDGs. In this article the website as it was presented in late 2013 is examined. Although the website was easy to negotiate, it was difficult to ascertain any ideological detail on projects conducted. Results citing quantitative statistical data were numerous and generally positive with lack of progress noted in some aspects and areas. No information was available on the methodology used for creating these statistics. Critique by authors other than the UN's own commissioned writers was not available, but a search on Google produced constructive articles. It appeared the UN was evaluating its own ideology, progress and goals in the light of experience so far, and preparing for a changed way forward in post-2015.
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Language: English
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