Millennium plus or Sustainable Development Goals: how to combine human development objectives with targets for global public goods?
in: Thomas Fues / Jiang Ye (eds.), United Nations Post-2015 Agenda for global development: perspectives from China and Europe, Bonn: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), 201-230
The challenge of the next months is to design a post-2015 agenda that fulfils the aspirations of both, the proponents of a second set of MDGs as well as the proponents of SDGs. This article argues that such an agenda should be made up of two separate but mutually referring sets of goals – one concentrating on human development, the other on global public goods – because this distinction would address the most serious concerns of the proponents of either pure MDGs or pure SDGs.