Millennium Development Goals

The challenges facing the world’s poorest countries are huge. In fact, these challenges are often so overwhelming that it is difficult to know where to begin. At the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000, 187 nations gathered together to come up with an action plan for development. This action plan became known as the Millennium Declaration and included 8 goals, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to be achieved by 2015.  The eight goals contain 21 different targets that can be measured by 60 indicators. See below for the list of MDGs.

Millennium Development Goals
Millennium Development Goals

The MDGs may not solve all the problems in developing countries. But they do provide an essential foundation for further development. So, it is important that we achieve these goals. It is difficult to improve institutions and governance, when large portions of the population do not have primary education; do not have access to adequate water and sanitation or are malnourished.

To find out more, please go to: End Poverty 2015, UNDP and UN websites.

Maame x

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2 Responses to Millennium Development Goals

  1. Schevus says:

    Thanks for highlighting the Millennium Development Goals. They do not get the public exposure that they should. I look forward to reading your further posts on the topic.

    – Schev

  2. Prita says:

    Thanks for sharing these goals, it is inspiring to hear and see that change is possible and is happening, one goal at a time! x prita

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