There is a need on the part of civil society actors to deeply understand and master the modus operandi of national, regional and international human rights institutions. This Handbook aims at facilitating such a demanding endeavour.
This report synthesizes the results of a global consultation led by the United Nations that has involved more than one million people across all countries and from all backgrounds on the future of global development as the world approaches 2015, the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The overall goal of the Toolkit is to provide concrete tools to help UNCT staff working with National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs). The focus is on tools that foster: a good understanding of what an NHRI is; knowledge about what works in terms of capacity development and assessment tools; and sound methodological approaches and ideas for training NHRI staff, among others.
The 2010 MDGs report provides an update with respect to achievements Malawi has made on the attainment of the MDGs. The assessment has clearly shown that the country is on track to attaining MDG targets by the year 2015.
At the Second High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (2005) it was recognised that aid could - and should - be producing better impacts. The Paris Declaration was endorsed in order to base development efforts on first-hand experience of what works and does not work with aid. It is formulated around five central pillars: Ownership, Alignment, Harmonisation, Managing for Results and Mutual Accountability.