A report launched earlier this month (July, 2012) by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon indicated some good news on the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDG), with a target date for the year 2015.
Although there is still much work ahead to reach all MDG targets, goals related to poverty, slums and water have been met three years ahead of 2015.
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Back in the year 2000, 189 nations promised to free people from extreme poverty and other deprivations. This pledge is the basis for the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDG) — a blueprint agreed to by the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions — with a target for the year 2015.
The Eight Millennium Development Goals for 2015 are:
- Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
- Achieve universal primary education
- Promote gender equality and empower women
- Reduce child mortality
- Improve maternal health
- Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
- Ensure environmental sustainability
- Develop a global partnership for development