MDGs, The Global Challenge: Goals and Targets

The Millennium Development Goals are an ambitious agenda for reducing poverty and improving lives that world leaders agreed on at the Millennium Summit in September 2000. For each goal one or more targets have been set, most for 2015, using 1990 as a benchmark:

Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
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  • Target 1.A: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than one dollar a day
  • Target 1.B: Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people
  • Target 1.C: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger
Achieve universal primary education
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  • Target 2.A: Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling
Promote gender equality and empower women
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  • Target 3.A: Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and in all levels of education no later than 2015
Reduce child mortality
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  • Target 4.A: Reduce by two-thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate
Improve maternal health
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  • Target 5.A: Reduce by three quarters, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality ratio
  • Target 5.B: Achieve, by 2015, universal access to reproductive health
Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
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  • Target 6.A: Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS
  • Target 6.B: Achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it
  • Target 6.C: Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases
Ensure environmental sustainability
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  • Target 7.A: Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes and reverse the loss of environmental resources
  • Target 7.B: Reduce biodiversity loss, achieving,  by 2010, a significant reduction in the rate of loss
  • Target 7.C: Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation
  • Target 7.D: By 2020, to have achieved a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers
Develop a global partnership for development
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  • Target 8.A: Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system

    Includes a commitment to good governance, development and poverty reduction – both nationally and internationally

  • Target 8.B: Address the special needs of the least developed countries

    Includes: tariff and quota free access for the least developed countries’ exports; enhanced programme of debt relief for heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC) and cancellation of official bilateral debt; and more generous ODA for countries committed to poverty reduction

  • Target 8.C: Address the special needs of landlocked developing countries and small island developing States (through the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States and the outcome of the twenty-second special session of the General Assembly)
  • Target 8.D: 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 8.E: In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries
  • Target 8.F: In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications

 

http://www.undp.or.id/mdg/targets.asp

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