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  • ERADICATE EXTREME POVERTY AND HUNGER
  • ACHIEVE UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION
  • PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWER WOMEN
  • REDUCE CHILD MORTALITY
  • IMPROVE MATERNAL HEALTH
  • COMBAT HIV/AIDS, MALARIA AND OTHER DISEASES
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The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. The UN is also working with governments, civil society and other partners to build on the momentum generated by the MDGs and carry on with an ambitious post-2015 development agenda. From this site, explore the efforts of the UN and its partners for building a better world. ... more

 

News on Millennium Development Goals

Secretary-General’s message on 500 Days of Action for the MDGs

500 Days of Action for the MDGs poster

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“There are many fires raging around the world today -- political turmoil, bloodshed, public health emergencies and human rights abuses. But there also burns a flame of hope – encouraging progress in the global drive to improve the lives of the world’s poorest through the Millennium Development Goals. Adopted by world leaders in the year 2000, the MDGs are an ambitious 15-year roadmap to fight poverty, hunger and disease, protect the environment and expand education, basic health and women’s empowerment…[Read the full statement]


Secretary-General and Malala celebrated 500 Days of Action for MDGs

Malala Yousafzai,UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Amy Robach

UN Photo/Mark Garten

Malala Yousafzai joined UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Amy Robach and young people for an interactive conversation at the United Nations to celebrate 500 Days of Action for the Millennium Development Goals. It's not too late to join the conversation on the MDGs using #MDGmomentum. The 500 Days event was webcast live and can be found on UN Web TV. The UN Statistics Division produced a video with the latest figures on the MDGs. Mr. Ban kicked off a Week of Action for MDG Momentum in China on 16 August.

 

Human Development Report 2014

UNDP report

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2.2 billion people are poor or near-poor, warns 2014 Human Development Report on vulnerability and resilience. Calls for universal provision of basic social services, and stronger policies for social protection and full employment to advance and secure development progress. Persistent vulnerability threatens human development, and unless it is systematically tackled by policies and social norms, progress will be neither equitable nor sustainable. #hdr2014


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News on Post-2015 development process

UN Member States receive report on finance for sustainable development

Sustanable development in Haiti

UN Photo/Logan Abassi

The Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF) recently forwarded to the UN General Assembly its report that considers how to finance efforts to improve people’s lives and protect the planet for future generations. The report provides an analytical framework for financing sustainable development, proposes a basket of policy options for countries to choose and suggests areas for advancement of the global partnership for sustainable development.


Open Working Group proposes 17 sustainable development goals

Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The UN General Assembly's Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals forwarded to the Assembly its proposal for a set of 17 Goals that consider economic, social and environmental dimensions to improve people’s lives and protect the planet for future generations at the conclusion of the Group’s thirteenth and final session at UN Headquarters on Saturday, 19 July. #action2015

 


First UN Environment Assembly concludes

Mountains

UN Photo/Mark Garten

The First UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) was held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 23 to 27 June 2014. The newly-established UNEA that brought together over 1,200 high-level participants from government, business and civil society was held under the slogan A Life of Dignity for All.

 

Ministers and international leaders gathered to address two key sustainable development and environment topics of current international concern.

 

 

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