Millennium Development Goals

Millennium Development Goals

There are eight MDG’s, agreed on by world leaders at a UN summit in 2000. They range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions.

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End Poverty and Hunger
  • Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than $1 a day
  • Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people
  • Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger
Universal Education
  • Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling
Gender Equality
  • Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and in all levels of education, no later than 2015
Child Health
  • Reduce by two thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the mortality rate of children under five
Maternal Health
  • Reduce by three quarters, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality ratio
  • Achieve, by 2015, universal access to reproductive health
Combat HIV/Aids
  • Halt and begin to reverse, by 2015, the spread of HIV/AIDS
  • Achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it
  • Halt and begin to reverse, by 2015, the incidence of malaria and other major diseases
Ensure Environmental Sustainability
  • Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes and reverse the loss of environmental resources
  • Reduce biodiversity loss, achieving, by 2010, a significant reduction in the rate of loss
  • Halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation
  • Achieve, by 2020, a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers
Global Partnership
  • Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system
  • Address the special needs of least developed countries, landlocked countries and small island developing states
  • Deal comprehensively with developing countries’ debt
  • In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable, essential drugs in developing countries
  • In cooperation with the private sector, make available benefits of new technologies, especially ICTs