MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Halve the proportion of people living in extreme poverty by 2015.
Halve the proportion of people who suffer from hunger by 2015.
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 the under-5 mortality rate by 2015.
5. Improve maternal health
Reduce by three-quarters the maternal mortality ratio by 2015
6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
By 2015 halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS
By 2015 halt and begin to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major
7. Ensure environmental sustainability
Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies
and programs and reverse the loss of environmental resources.
Halve by 2015 the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe
drinking water and basic sanitation
By 2015 achieve a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100
million slum dwellers.
8. Create a global partnership for development with targets for aid,
trade and debt relief
Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable non discriminatory
trading and financial system
Address the special needs both of the least developed countries and of
landlocked and small island developing countries.
Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries
through national and international measures in order to make debt
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}
In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new
technologies, especially information and communications.
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