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       The Eight Millennium Development Goals

Millennium Development Goal 1: To eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

  • Target 1. Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than $1 a day
  • Target 2. Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger

Millennium Development Goal 2: To achieve universal primary education

  • Target 3. Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling

Millennium Development Goal 3: To promote gender equality and empower women

  • Target 4. Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and in all levels of education no later than 2015

Millennium Development Goal 4: To reduce child mortality

  • Target 5. Reduce by two-thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate

Millennium Development Goal 5: To improve maternal health

  • Target 6. Reduce by three-quarters, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality ratio

Millennium Development Goal 6: To combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases

  • Target 7. Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS
  • Target 8. Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases

Millennium Development Goal 7: To ensure environmental sustainability

  • Target 9. Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programs and reverse the loss of environmental resources
  • Target 10. Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation
  • Target 11. Have achieved by 2020 a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers

Millennium Development Goal 8: To develop a global partnership for development

  • Target 12. Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, nondiscriminatory trading and financial system (includes a commitment to good governance, development, and poverty reduction?both nationally and internationally)
  • Target 13. Address the special needs of the Least Developed Countries (includes tariff- and quota-free access for Least Developed Countries? exports, enhanced program of debt relief for heavily indebted poor countries [HIPCs] and cancellation of official bilateral debt, and more generous official development assistance for countries committed to poverty reduction)
  • Target 14. Address the special needs of landlocked developing countries and small island developing states (through the Program of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States and 22nd General Assembly provisions)
  • Target 15. Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries through national and international measures in order to make debt sustainable in the long term
  • Target 16. In cooperation with developing countries, develop and implement strategies for decent and productive work for youth

Last Updated on Friday, 14 December 2012 16:00

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