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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
  • ENSURE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
  • DEVELOP A GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR DEVELOPMENT

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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

Sanitation and Water for All

Improving access to water and sanitation can help mitigate poverty and disease, and accelerate achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. At the High Level Meeting for the Sanitation and Water for All initiative (SWA), governments, banks, UN agencies and civil society evaluated progress on over 400 commitments made for improving water and sanitation access for the world.                                               
| Progress chart on SWA commitments| UN Secretary-General’s remarks|

 

Global Education Action

Global Education Action

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The UN is joining forces with global leaders, civil society and celebrities to get all children into school by 2015. The Emergency Coalition for Global Education Action will aim to accelerate progress on the education targets of the Millennium Development Goals, and calls for: zero child marriage; zero child labour; zero discrimination against girls; and zero exclusion from education.


 

Commission on Population and Development

Roll Back Malaria event

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As a precursor to the Millennium Development Goals, the Cairo Conference in 1994 reflected a consensus among 179 UN Member States and others that individual human beings should be the focus of efforts promoting social and economic development. This year’s Commission will identify the major progress and challenges in addressing global population issues over the last 20 years. (Follow on Twitter using #CPD47 | UN Deputy Secretary-General’s message).


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News on Post-2015 development process

Continuing the global conversation

The 2015 Post

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The United Nations Development Group is launching a second round of global dialogues devoted to the means of implementation of the post-2015 development agenda. Close to 50 Member States expressed interest in participating in these multi-stakeholder dialogues.  The dialogues will bolster the UN-led global conversation in which nearly 2 million people have participated.  Get involved today!

 

 

 

Building global partnerships

Partnerships

At a joint-event of the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council, Member States took steps towards identifying solutions for mobilizing new and existing development partnerships in the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda. UN leaders stressed the importance of reaching out to all stakeholders among the governmental and non-governmental communities. Official statements and videos of the meetings are available here. Follow updates online using #PGApost2015.

 

The 2015 Post: Issue #5

The 2015 Post

Not up to date on the latest post-2015 happenings? The United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) released its latest issue of ‘The 2015 Post’. In this month’s issue, find updates on the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF), and an expanded list of upcoming post-2015 events.

 

 

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