MILLENNIUM GOALS

MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDGs)

Millennium Goal 1

Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty

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Millennium Goal 2

Achieve Universal Primary Education

2

Millennium Goal 3

Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

3

Millennium Goal 4

Reduce Child Mortality

4

Millennium Goal 5

Improve Maternal Health

5

Millennium Goal 6

Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases

6

Millennium Goal 7

Ensure Environmental Sustainability

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Millennium Goal 8

Develop a Global Partnership for Development

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MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDGs)

What they are
At the Millennium Summit in September 2000 the largest gathering of world leaders in history adopted the UN Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets, with a deadline of 2015, that have become known as the Millennium Development Goals.

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are the world's time-bound and quantified targets for addressing extreme poverty in its many dimensions-income poverty, hunger, disease, lack of adequate shelter, and exclusion-while promoting gender equality, education, and environmental sustainability. They are also basic human rights-the rights of each person on the planet to health, education, shelter, and security.

 

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