Thursday, December 18, 2008

UN Millennium Development Goals

In September 2000, building upon a decade of major United Nations conferences and summits, world leaders came together at United Nations Headquarters in New York to adopt the United Nations MIllennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets - with a deadline of 2015 - that have become known as the Millennium Development Goals.

GOAL 1:
ERADICATE EXTREME POVERTY & HUNGER

Target 1:
Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than $1 a day

Target 2:
Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people

Target 3:
Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger

GOAL 2:
ACHIEVE UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION

Target :
Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and in all levels of education no later than 2015. Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling

GOAL 3:
PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWER WOMEN

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

GOAL 4:
REDUCE CHILD MORTALITY

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

GOAL 5:
IMPROVE MATERNAL HEALTH

Target 1:
Reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio

Target 2:
Achieve universal access to reproductive health

GOAL 6:
COMBAT HIV/AIDS, MALARIA AND OTHER DISEASES

Target 1:
Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS

Target 2:
Achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it

Target 3:
Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases

GOAL 7:
ENSURE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Target 1:
Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes and reverse the loss of environmental resources

Target 2:
Reduce biodiversity loss, achieving, by 2010, a significant reduction in the rate of loss

Target 3:
Halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation

Target 4:

By 2020, to have achieved a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers.

GOAL 8:
DEVELOP A GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR DEVELOPMENT

Target 1:
Address the special needs of least developed countries, landlocked countries and small island developing states.

Target 2:
Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system

Target 3:
Deal comprehensively with developing countries’ debt

Target 4:
In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries.

Target 5:
In cooperation with the private sector, make available benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications


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