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The Arab region has made impressive progress towards many Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly in education. Achievements, however, were uneven. There are still major deficits in targets related to hunger, infant and maternal mortality, and access to water. There are also major inequalities between and within Arab countries.

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Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger Improving maternal health
Achieving universal primary education Combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases
Promoting gender equality and empowering women Ensuring environmental sustainability
Reducing child mortality rates Developing a global partnership for development

Lessons from the Arab region could be one of the reference points as the world prepares for a post-2015 development agenda. The fact that some of the countries caught in the recent wave of political instability were also among the region’s leading MDG achievers raises important questions about critical issues that have been overlooked by the MDG framework. To better capture the aspirations of the people of the region, the report argues that the post-2015 development framework should have, at its core, pillars that promote good governance. It should also emphasize the quality, not just the quantity of development, empower women and reduce inequalities to foster development for all.

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2013 Arab MDGs Report
Launched from New York!

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The Report Data Set

Post 2015 Agendas

OWG Proposal for SDGs

High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Regional Commissions and Post 2015

UN Website - Beyond 2015

UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Rio+20 Outcome Document: The Future We Want

The World We Want

Arab Regional Perspective

Arab HLF on SD

SDG: An Arab Regional Perspective

An Arab Perspective on the Post 2015 Agenda: National targets, regional priorities and global goals

Related Links

MDG Monitor - Tracking the MDGs

Global MDGs Report 2013

Africa MDGs Report 2013

Asia-Pacific MDGs report 2012/13

UN Site for the MDG Indicators

MDG Gap Task Force Report 2013
Europe and Central Asia MDGs report 2012

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