The World, not just America, is responsible for Iraq

, by OpenDemocracy

Later this month, world leaders will gather in New York to discuss the progress made towards achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). With just over five years remaining before the 2015 global deadline, the UN has doubled its efforts to engage governments and civil society activists in order to address the remaining challenges ahead of the upcoming MDG Summit.

Last month, the Iraqi government and the United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI) released a joint report outlining Iraq’s progress towards achieving the MDGs and highlighting significant shortfalls. The report claims that although major gains have been made in reducing hunger, child mortality and promoting gender equality, Iraq has been slow in meeting other targets, including increasing participation in primary education and tackling unemployment. Read more