Goal 8 aims to develop a global partnership for development. One of the sub-goals is for developed countries to provide aid for developing countries, landlocked countries, and small island developing states. Other sub-goals include reducing debt in developing countries, providing financial aid, and increasing government transparency in developing countries. Global Partnership is an important goal because it allows developed countries to provide developing countries the opportunity to become self-sustaining within its own economy. It also works to ensure that all countries have acess to fundamental needs, such as affordable healthcare and a chance to work to gain an income, in order for citizens to achieve development.
-Developed countries committed several decades ago to contribute 0.7% of their Gross National Income (GNI) each year in aid to help developing countries. To date, only 5 European countries (Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Luxembourg) have achieved this goal.
-147 countries in the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed for the first time on a new system that gaurentees the abolishment of all forms of agricultural export subsidies (the domestic country's citizens paying more for domestic products than foreign citizens for imported products).
-The World Bank predicts that removing trade barriers and agricultural subsidies could add $120 billion to the economy of developing countries.
-Out of 37 developing countries that are eligible for the Heavily Indepted Poor Countries (HIPC) debt relief program 13 countries have successfully reformed their policy and created poverty reduction programs. An addiditional 14 countries developed
It is important to ensure that the youth in the less developed countries are able to obtain work because if they are not then the efforts for creating a global partnership for development are unsucessful.
Youth Challenge International
-Promotes youth innovation to drive positive changes -Programs are designed to meet the needs of youth affected by poverty through four integrated sectors: livelihoods, health, leadership and environment -Projects are currently located in Africa, Central and South America
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