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Millennium Development Goals

In September 2000, during the United Nations Millennium Summit, the 189 member states of the UN have selected 8 goals to rid the world of poverty.

For the first time in history there is genuine consensus that poverty is the world’s main problem. Rich and poor countries have pledged to unite their efforts to achieve the 8 Millennium Development goals by 2015.


Goal 1
Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Goal 3
Promote gender equality and empower women
Goal 5
Improve maternal health
Goal 7
Ensure environmental sustainability
Goal 2
Achieve universal primary education
Goal 4
Reduce child mortality
Goal 6
Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Goal 8
Develop a global partnership for development


Facts   More than 1 billion people still survive on less than 1$ per day
    The world’s richest 1% of people receive as much income as the poorest 57%
    20% of the world’s population owns 90% of the world’s wealth

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Goal 1
Goal 2
Goal 3
Goal 4
Goal 5
Goal 6
Goal 7
Goal 8
 
 
 
876 million adults are illiterate. Two-thirds of these are women.
United Nations Development Programme
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