Universal goals for national action

The seminar paper explores governance and rule of law as the foundation for human development.

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Title:Universal goals for national action
Type:Seminar Papers

There is a strong correlation between the rule of law and the level of development in a society. Transparency, accountability and the rule of law are essential to empowerment and sustainable growth. However, build-ing state institutions that exercise good governance, as well as ensuring basic human rights and equal access to justice for all citizens, remains a challenge, especially in conflict and post-conflict settings. Will the world’s leaders be ready to agree on universal standards and targets that might limit their political scope and threaten national sovereignty?