Millennium Development Goals
What are the Millennium Development Goals?
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight goals to be achieved by 2015, and are drawn from the actions and targets contained in the Millennium Declaration, a document which was adopted by 189 nations-and signed by 147 heads of state and governments during the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000.
The 8 MDGs are:
- Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
- Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education
- Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
- See – Womankind Worldwide
- Goal 4: Reduce child mortality
- See – Unicef
- 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
The 8 MDGs break down into 18 quantifiable targets that are measured by 48 indicators.