• Topic: Potentials and Shortcomings of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals •

• Topic: Potentials and Shortcomings of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals
• Focus on ONLY/SPECIFICALLY on Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education in the global context, gathering statistics and data from reports in the middle eastern region (Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen):
1. https://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/mdg2-accelerating-progress-towards-universal-primary-education
2. Do much more research
Develop a clear thesis after research with a strong position as to promoting the progress that has been made but the far way we still have to go.
Writer must share with me a draft abstract/plan before proceeding to ensure they are on the right path.
• Ensure to include & cite graphs, data analysis, etc.
• There NEEDS to be a critique and analysis section
o With clear reasons identified: lack of reliable/consistent data? Lack of parental support? Community support? Etc. funds?
o Reddy & Pogge (2005): Lack of well-defined ‘International Poverty Line’ use of an inappropriate measure of purchasing power equivalence.
• Must connect United Nations (background and history in diplomacy), formal multilateral diplomacy, international law,
• Connect Goal 2 to what today is SDG 4 Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) is the education goal which It aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”
1945: launch of the UN – institutionalisation of the ‘multilateral diplomatic method’ (Wiseman & Sharp, in Devetak et al. 2017)
Diplomacy today involvement of International Organisations (e.g. UN, IMF, WTO)
Various ‘types’ of diplomacy: Multilateral diplomacy (e.g. UN- formal)

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