MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
We have the power—and a concrete plan—to cut world poverty by half in our generation.
The Millennium Development Goals are the most broadly supported, comprehensive, and specific poverty reduction targets the world has ever established. In 2000 the largest gathering of world leaders in history adopted the UN Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce poverty, improve health, and promote peace, human rights, gender equality, and environmental sustainability. If the goals are achieved, more than 1.4 billion people will be lifted from extreme poverty. Thirty million children will live to celebrate their fifth birthday.
The 8 Millennium Development Goals
- Eradicate poverty & 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