UN Millennium Goals

United Nations Millennium Goals

  1. Fighting extreme poverty and hunger
    • Between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who have less than the equivalent of one and a half US dollars a day to live on.
    • Between 1990 and 2015, halving the proportion of people suffering from hunger.
    • Achieve full employment in honest work for all, including women and young people.
  2. Primary education for all
    • By 2015, ensure that children around the world, girls and boys alike, complete a primary education.
  3. Gender equality /empowerment of women
    • Eliminate the gender gap in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005 and at all levels of education by 2015 at the latest.
  4. Reducing child mortality
    • Between 1991 and 2015, child mortality among under-five-year-olds was reduced by two-thirds (from 10.6 per cent to 3.5 per cent).
  5. Improving maternal health care
  6. Fighting HIV/AIDS, malaria and other serious diseases
    • By 2015, the spread of HIV/AIDS will stall and bring about a trend reversal.
    • By 2010, achieve global access to health care for all those infected with HIV AIDS who need it.
    • By 2015, the spread of malaria and other serious diseases will stall and bring about a trend reversal.
  7. Environmental sustainability
    • Enhrine the principles of sustainable development in national policies and programmes and curb the destruction of environmental resources.
    • Reduce the loss of biodiversity by 2010 , achieving a significant reduction in the rate of loss.
    • By 2015, halving the proportion of people without permanently secured access to hygienically sound drinking water (from 65 per cent to 32 per cent).
    • By 2020, bring about a significant improvement in the living conditions of at least 100 million slum dwellers.
  8. Building a global partnership for development
    • Further progress in the development of an open, rules-based, predictable and non-discriminatory trading and financial system. This includes a commitment to good governance, development and poverty reduction – both nationally and internationally.
    • Taking into account the specific needs of the least developed countries. This includes the removal of trade barriers, debt relief and enactment, special financial support for countries actively seeking poverty reduction.
    • Take into account the special needs of inland and small island developing countries.
    • Comprehensive efforts at the national and international levels to address the debt problems of developing countries.
    • Work with developing countries to develop and implement strategies to create decent and meaningful jobs for young people.
    • In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, ensure access to essential medicines at affordable prices in developing countries.
    • In cooperation with the private sector, ensure that the benefits of new technologies, in particular information and communication technologies, can be exploited by developing countries.

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