Millennium Development Goals PDF Print E-mail

In September 2000, 189 countries adopted eight Millennium Development Goals to halve world poverty by 2015. These goals commit countries to do more to affect change for the 1.4 billion people living in extreme poverty.


mdg_1Goal 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger

Because in 2006 more than 140 million children in developing countries were malnourished.

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mdg_2Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education

Because in 2006 73 million children of primary school age were not attending school.

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mdg_3Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

Because of the 73 million children not attending school, 55% of these are girls.

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mdg_4Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality

Because a child is 13 times more likely to die within their first five years if born in a developing country.

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mdg_5Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health

Because every minute a woman dies of complications in pregnancy & birth. 99% are in developing countries.

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mdg_6Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases

Because nearly 7, 500 people are infected with HIV and 5, 500 people die from AIDS - everyday.

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mdg_7Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability

Because approximately one billion people do not have access to safe drinking water.

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mdg_8Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development

Because aid needs to increase by $18 billion per year to meet the G8 promise to double aid by 2010.

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Source: United Nations Millennium Development Goals


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