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Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger in the Pacific: toward the first millennium development goal

Chapter


Abstract


  • In September 2000 at the United Nations in New York

    world leaders agreed on the text of the United Nations

    Millennium Declaration, an aspirational document

    that sets out a series of social development goals to be

    achieved by 2015. These have become known as the

    Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Annual

    follow-up meetings have shown that the progress

    on .a number of goals is uneven, and that many are

    unlikely to be attained. This case study examines the

    first MDG, the elimination of poverty and hunger, and

    how It relates to the Pacific. This enables us to unpack

    discourses of neoliberal development that have

    informed the MDGs and their measurement.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Edition


  • 3

Citation


  • Georgeou, N. & Hawksley, C. (2013). Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger in the Pacific: toward the first millennium development goal. In C. Hawksley & N. Georgeou (Eds.), The Globalization of World Politics: Case Studies from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific (pp. 100-103). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780195525663

Book Title


  • The Globalization of World Politics: Case Studies from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific

Start Page


  • 100

End Page


  • 103

Place Of Publication


  • Melbourne

Abstract


  • In September 2000 at the United Nations in New York

    world leaders agreed on the text of the United Nations

    Millennium Declaration, an aspirational document

    that sets out a series of social development goals to be

    achieved by 2015. These have become known as the

    Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Annual

    follow-up meetings have shown that the progress

    on .a number of goals is uneven, and that many are

    unlikely to be attained. This case study examines the

    first MDG, the elimination of poverty and hunger, and

    how It relates to the Pacific. This enables us to unpack

    discourses of neoliberal development that have

    informed the MDGs and their measurement.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Edition


  • 3

Citation


  • Georgeou, N. & Hawksley, C. (2013). Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger in the Pacific: toward the first millennium development goal. In C. Hawksley & N. Georgeou (Eds.), The Globalization of World Politics: Case Studies from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific (pp. 100-103). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780195525663

Book Title


  • The Globalization of World Politics: Case Studies from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific

Start Page


  • 100

End Page


  • 103

Place Of Publication


  • Melbourne