Public Accountability & Just Governance

UN General Assembly - Credit: AnnGav

All governments must fulfill their commitments.

They must be fully accountable to their peoples and transparent in the use of public resources. Governments, institutions, and civil society groups must ensure the causes of corruption are aggressively fought, including in the private sector. Governments are obligated under international law to enforce human rights, including economic, social and cultural rights. They must meet this responsibility by delivering economies that are equitable and work for the poorest people, delivering quality universal public services and ensuring decent work for all. In the formulation of bilateral or multilateral agreements related to aid, debt or trade and investment, governments should neither impose nor accept externally driven conditions making the implementation of the rights above impossible.

Governments should:

Governments must commit themselves to achieving and surpassing the MDGS and immediately develop National MDG-Based Plans.