Civil society organisations and participation in the Millennium Development Goals processes in South Africa

SOURCE: Enhancing civil society participation in the South African development agenda: the role of civil society organisations
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2016
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Chitiga-Mabugu, Y.Gwenhure, M.Ndokweni, S.Motala, C.Nhemachena, S.Karuaihe, N.Tsoanamatsie, L.Mashile
SOURCE EDITOR(S): B.Magongo
KEYWORDS: CIVIC ORGANISATIONS, MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9360

If you would like to obtain a copy of this Research Output, please contact Hanlie Baudin at researchoutputs@hsrc.ac.za.

Abstract

In 2000 in preparation for the Millennium Summit the then UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, produced a report titled 'We the Peoples: Role of the United Nations in the 21st Century' (UN, 2000) which outlined the global issues which the international community had to address. These were clustered around three themes namely: * freedom from want; * freedom from fear; and * freedom of future generations to sustain their lives on the planet. The 'We the Peoples' publication was very different from the DAC's documents in that goals which had disappeared from international priorities such as gender equality, reproductive health and health were included in the Millennium document.