GRDO’s vision, mission and strategic priorities for delivering services to communities and society at large are inspired and driven by Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The goals are intended to increase an individual’s human capacities and advance the means to a productive life. MDGs assert that every individual has the right to dignity, freedom, equality, a basic standard of living that includes freedom from hunger and violence, and encourages tolerance and solidarity.
The MDGs emphasized three areas: Human Capital, Infrastructure and Human Rights (Social, Economical and Political) with the intent of increasing living standards. Human rights objectives include empowering women, reducing violence, increasing political voice, ensuring equal access to public services and increasing security of property rights. The goals were intended to increase an individual’s human capabilities and “advance the means to a productive life”. The MDGs emphasize that each nation’s policies should be tailored to that country’s needs; therefore most policy suggestions are general.
Human rights are essential to achieving and sustaining development. The Millennium Declaration, adopted by all the world’s leaders in 2000 recognized the link between human rights, good governance and development. As of 2013, progress towards the goals was uneven. Some countries achieved many goals, while others were not on track to realize any. A UN conference in September 2010 reviewed progress to date and concluded with the adoption of a global plan to achieve the eight goals by their target date. New commitments targeted women’s and children’s health, and new initiatives in the worldwide battle against poverty, hunger and disease.
They represent our commitment to work with people affected by poverty, social exclusion, conflict and natural disasters. Protecting rights and building human capacities and security are the strategic interventions GRDO will focus. In line with MDGs framework, following key strategies will help us achieve our goals.