The significance of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) can be viewed from the aspects of development and access to major social and economic infrastructural programs for the world poorest nations. The MDGs has embraced globalization, which has seen countries manage their affairs in the spirit of global partnerships. Globalization has created equity amongst the world nations and a model that explores the world’s dreadful situations to offer a resolution. Poverty, disease, and human rights violations have formed international discussion for centuries. Through global strategic partnerships, the war on the above three challenges is being won. The discussion reviews the steps and processes that have been developed, including the initiatives achieved to ensure the rationalization of the MDGs related to health, poverty, and human rights as well as the existing bottlenecks that hinder their achievements.
Resolving issues on Global Poverty
The paradox of poverty leaves a worrying trend on the global arena where the rich enjoy better lives and more strategic political power while the poor are suffering their way to oblivion. Poverty has attained a global definition of per capita income of families or individual spending less than $1 or 2$ Dollars a day (Kacowicz 568). The MDGs has informed the formation of a strategic partnership between governments and public-private sector players. This partnership has developed financial efforts that ensure increased mobility of capital among the world poorest nations (Kacowicz 567). These aspects together with the interpenetration of industries and the diffusion of consumer goods across the global platform are creating immeasurable positive impacts in fighting global poverty. Similarly, the movement of human labor-capital has served to reduce the impacts of poverty. This has informed the policies that support the free movement of expatriates and the knowledge across the world, boosting production and creating relevance in the modern education systems.
Technology advancement has been on the world top agenda to fight poverty. The initiative has led to improved agricultural farming and rearing methods that have the potential to end poverty. Through the strategic support of the global MDGs councils, the world’s poorest nations will have access to financial services and technology-based farming and rearing and considerably improving their lifestyles. Similarly, the integration of communication and finance through mobile money transfer among other similar platforms is a leading innovation that has changed the global poverty levels. Kacowicz explains that free trade and technology when considered as the main drivers of globalization have a higher potential of alleviating global poverty levels, especially when adopted effectively (573).
The Developing Burden of Disease in Global Health
Access to quality and comprehensive health care has been the worry of every government. The United Nations MDGs on combating HIV/Aids, malaria and other diseases present steps that welcome partnership in supporting the world most challenged nations. Health problems like malaria, HIV/Aids, and Tuberculosis have continued to receive higher funding from governments and international partners directed towards their control and reduction. The global challenges of TB and HIV have immersed heavy financial burden for governments and several international NGOs (Richter et al. 8). However, the financial gap expected to resolve the issues remain below target. Indeed, this brings on board the need for improved partnerships of both financial and technical expertise like equipment and labor to support the reduction of these health problems. Similarly, it is important that government increases their funding to the health sector and improve access to quality and comprehensive healthcare for all. The funding of medical research and the development of the preventive health will ensure that the poor citizens have access to better healthcare services. Worth noting is that this can be attained through global partnerships.
The Challenges to Human Rights
Despite the positive steps made through the attainments of the major milestones of the MDGs, the abuse of human rights has remained a greater challenge. The issues related to the observation of human rights have been escalated by the poor structural makeup of the legal foundations that support it. The legal correlation between globalization and human rights can presently be explored through the perspectives of human rights laws and economic regulations. Accordingly, it is important that the rationalization of the two is properly managed given that the majority of human rights abuses occur based on economic limitations (Schrempf-Stirling and Wettstein 546). Labor and economic limitations have led to non-documented immigrants searching for greener pasture in offshore destinations. Through partnerships, human rights discussion has been carried on to the global platform leading to a reduction in the levels of abuse. However, a lot remains to be done given that the majority of the preferred destinations for undocumented immigrants are yet to develop structural frameworks that support the immigrants to attain their dreams.
Governments and strategic global partners have endeavored to deliver a balanced society appreciative of one another through the MDGs initiative. The challenges have, however, been worsened by high poverty levels, health concerns, and human rights violations. It is important that increased partnerships from both the public and global private sector step in to support the building of a structure for positive developments. The WHO cap for health sector budget allocation in various regions should be implemented to support research and improved healthcare system, especially in the fight against HIV/AIDS, malaria among other diseases. Accordingly, the global support through international partnership should be encouraged to assist in the management of more technical areas of medical research while funding strategic areas like policies to reduce abject poverty in the world.