Launched in 2008, Convergences is the first platform for thought in Europe that aims at building new convergences between public, private, and solidarity-based actors to promote the Millennium Development Goals and to alleviate poverty and privation in developed and developing countries.
Adopted in 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) dedicate the beginning of the new millennium to poverty eradication. They signal a shift towards a new development paradigm : leading stakeholders into a new participative approach, bringing companies and civil society into a worldwide partnership to fight poverty. A decade later, the conclusion is clear: the development of developing countries has been weakened by worldwide crises. Poverty continues in the South. Privation and the state of insecurity are worsening in developed countries. The resurgence of inequalities provides a lasting background for economic and social change.
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