Development Goals outlined in the Millennium Declaration
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to show some of the targets covered under each of the MDGs. The full text is
available at http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/
1) Eradicate poverty and hunger
Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than one dollar a day.
Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger.
Achieve Universal Primary Education
Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able
to complete a full course of primary schooling.
Promote gender equality & empower women
Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by
2005, and to all levels of education no later than 2015.
Reduce child mortality
Reduce by two thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate.
Improve maternal health
Reduce by three quarters, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality ratio.
Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other
Ensure environmental sustainability
Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and
programmes and reverse the losses of environmental resources.
Halve by 2015 the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking
water and basic sanitation.
Have achieved by 2020 a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100
million slum dwellers.
Develop a global partnership for development.
Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading
and financial system.
Address the special needs of the least developed countries
Address the special needs of landlocked countries and small island developing
Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries through
national and international measures in order to make debt sustainable in the
In cooperation with developing countries, develop and implement strategies for
decent and productive work for youth.
• In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries.