Millennium Development Goals



 What are the Millennium Development Goals?



In September 2000, world leaders agreed a set of goals for the international community, to bring about a world in which sustaining development and eliminating poverty would have the highest priority.

These goals were based on agreements and resolutions of world conferences organised by the United Nations in the 1990s. The goals are commonly accepted as a framework for measuring "development" progress.

Click here to read the Millennium Declaration

The goals establish yardsticks for measuring results, for developing countries and rich countries alike. The first seven goals are mutually reinforcing and are directed at reducing poverty in all its forms. The eighth goal is about the means to achieve the first seven.

By the year 2015, all 191 UN member countries have pledged to achieve these goals.

Source: Pambazuka News 


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