Although a modest player in the international assistance arena, MASHAV provides fast, flexible, hands-on, pragmatic, original and practical solutions to development challenges.
This paper gives an overview of some of the efforts of MASHAV, through its specialized training professional extensions, in promoting development cooperation and human resources development and capacity building, towards the 2015 target date for reaching the Millennium Development Goals.
At the Millennium Summit in September 2000 world leaders adopted the UN Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty. This Summit laid the foundation for the formulation of what would become the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
- End Hunger & Extreme Poverty
- Universal Education
- Gender Equity
- Reduce Child Mortality
- Improve Maternal Health
- Combat HIV/AIDS and other Diseases
- Ensure Environmental Sustainability
- Global Partnership
The MDGs are the most broadly supported, comprehensive and specific development goals the world has ever agreed upon. The UN Millennium Declaration and the MDGs are an important point of reference for MASHAV – Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation.
MASHAV is dedicated to providing developing countries with the best of Israel’s experience in development and planning. As a country that moved from an underdeveloped state in the 1950s, to just recently becoming a new member of the OECD, we feel that we can share with others our firsthand experience in development. We are proud to be one of the oldest international development agencies in the world.