The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight international development goals that all 192 United Nations member states (and several international organizations) agreed to achieve by the year 2015.
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
Last week (20-22 September), the UN Summit on the MDGs concluded with the adoption of a global action plan to achieve the eight anti-poverty goals by their 2015 target date and the announcement of major new commitments for women’s and children’s health and initiatives against poverty, hunger and disease.
- UK pushes for new action on millennium development goals (guardian.co.uk)
- The millennium development goals need progressive UK leadership | Juanita During (guardian.co.uk)
- Millennium development goals in an age of fear and loathing | Jeffery Sachs (guardian.co.uk)