Embedding the Equality Dimension in MDGs: Intergenerational Transmission of Inequalities & Implications for Post-2015 UN Development Agenda
*Accepted under the "Addressing Inequalities" Global Thematic Consultation - Call for Proposals for Background Papers, Oct 2012*
by Christian Morabito, UNDP Mauritius and Ghent University and Prof. Michel Vandenbroeck, Dep. of Social Welfare Studies, Ghent University
Abstract: This paper aims at reviewing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) using an equality of opportunity perspective by recalling the major contributions of contemporary philosophy, notably John Rawls, Amartya Sen, Ronald Dworkin, and John Roemer. In doing so, we look at possible diverging views on equality and justice, by focusing specifically on inter-generational transmission of inequalities between parents (i.e. mothers) and children, and implications for the UN development agenda post-2015 and construction of MDGs.
This joint Civil Society/UN consultation, co-convened by UNICEFand UN Women and sponsored by the Governments of Denmark and Ghana, is an open and inclusive conversation for representatives of civil society, academia, governments and the UN to discuss what the Post-2015 development agenda should look like.