The Millennium Development Goals: A Critique from the South

Authors

  • Samir Amin

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-057-10-2006-03_1

Keywords:

Imperialism

Abstract

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were adopted by acclamation in September 2000 by a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly called "United Nations Millennium Declaration." This procedural innovation, called "consensus," stands in stark contrast to UN tradition, which always required that texts of this sort be carefully prepared and discussed at great length in committees. This simply reflects a change in the international balance of power. The United States and its European and Japanese allies are now able to exert hegemony over a domesticated UN. In fact, Ted Gordon, well-known consultant for the CIA, drafted the millennium goals!

Published

2006-03-01

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