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Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 

Eight goals drawn from the UN's Millennium Declaration that are to be achieved by 2015 that respond to the world's main development challenges.

(UNDP 2008)

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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight goals to be achieved by 2015 that respond to the world's main development challenges. The MDGs are drawn from the actions and targets contained in the “Millennium Declaration” that was adopted by 189 nations-and signed by 147 heads of state and governments during the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000. The eight MDGs break down into 21 quantifiable targets that are measured by 60 indicators.

Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education

Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women

Goal 4: Reduce child mortality

Goal 5: Improve maternal health

Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability

Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development

References

United Nations Development Program (UNDP). 2008.“About the MDGs: Basics”. Retrieved on June 22, 2008, from http://www.undp.org/mdg/basics.shtml.

 

     

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