After the end of the Cold War, there were better opportunities for multi-lateral negotiations, touching several issues that set up progressive and ambitious agendas since the world situation was not so polarized anymore. In 2000, the Millennium Declaration was signed up, under the strong leadership of Kofi Annan. The Declaration contains certain basic principles, further developed through several chapters.
The Development Chapter was “translated” into the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), but it is important to mention that the goals were never negotiated; in the beginning, many Member States were reluctant about them. What will happen after 2015? The MDG were few, focused and measurable, so there was a growing consensus around them. They are 8 goals, and not all of them have been equally achieved: