Millennium Development Goals

Millennium Development Goals

What are the Millennium Development Goals

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1. ERADICATE EXTREME POVERTY & HUNGER

  • Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than $1.25 a day.
  • Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people.
  • Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger.

 2. 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.

 3. PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWER WOMEN

  • Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and in all levels of education no later than 2015.

 4. REDUCE CHILD MORTALITY

  • Reduce by two thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate.

 5. IMPROVE MATERNAL HEALTH

  • Reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio
  • Achieve universal access to reproductive health.

 6. COMBAT HIV/AIDS, MALARIA AND OTHER DISEASES

  • Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS.
  • Achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it.
  • Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases.

 7. ENSURE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

  • Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programs and reverse the loss of environmental resources.
  • Reduce biodiversity loss, achieving, by 2010, a significant reduction in the rate of loss.
  • Halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.
  • By 2020, to have achieved a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers.

 8. DEVELOP A GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR DEVELOPMENT

  • Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system.
  • Address the special needs of least developed countries.
  • Address the special needs of landlocked developing countries and small island developing nations.
  • Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries.
  • In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries.
  • In cooperation with the private sector, make available benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications.

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Edith Rasell, Ph.D.
Minister for Economic Justice
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
216-736-3709
raselle@ucc.org