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.
Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Promote gender equality and empower women
Improve maternal health
Ensure environmental sustainability
Achieve universal primary education
Reduce child mortality
Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Develop a global partnership for development
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