Human rights could be faultline in post-2015 development agenda

From Aid | The Guardian Wed Nov 21 2012, 02:00:04

UK development secretary says too much emphasis on human rights in future development goals might block progress

Pushing too hard on human rights in the next set of development goals could jeopardise agreement on the post-2015 agenda, the UK international development secretary, Justine Greening, has told MPs.

Britain's prime minister, David Cameron, one of the co-chairs on the UN high-level panel that will make recommendations in May on what should come after the millennium development goals (MDGs), has stressed the importance of good and honest government, the rule of law, transparency and accountability, and free markets as cornerstones for prosperity - what he calls the "golden thread of development".

The panel, consisting of 26 experts from the development sector, the private sector and civil society, held its first substantive meeting in London this month, at which Cameron said his generation had the chance to eradicate extreme poverty.

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