Learning Objectives

After studying this chapter, you will be able to do the following:

  • Explain the origins of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), what they are designed to measure, and their successes and failures in addressing poverty worldwide.
  • Identify the main health-related challenges facing the world, and describe the steps being taken to address them.
  • Define human rights, identify the primary areas of concern worldwide, and explain the different ways in which they are approached.
  • Define the term global governance, and describe the role that international regimes can play.