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.
News on Millennium Development Goals
New MDGs Report available 6 July
The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015 will be launched by the UN Secretary-General at the High-level Political Forum of ECOSOC on 6 July at 10:15 a.m. (EDT). The Report, along with related and supporting materials, is embargoed until then but will be made available for download at this date.
Development cannot be sustainable if it does not address the challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Member States today as he opened a High-Level Event on Climate Change convened in New York by the President of the UN General Assembly, Sam Kutesa.
Addressing over a hundred delegates attending a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) conference in Rome, Pope Francis today urged Member States to work toward combatting food waste, reducing the volatility of food prices, and creating a sense of global solidarity to ensure food security for all people.
The United Nations invited each of the seven billion people on the planet to mark this year’s World Environment Day on 5 June, stressing the need of sustainable consumption worldwide.
When young people have decent jobs, political weight, negotiating muscle and real influence in the world, they will create a better future, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today as he kicked off a Headquarters event on empowering youth through employment.
On International Day, Ban says biodiversity is essential to sustainable development, eradicating poverty
Variety of life on Earth is essential for the welfare of current and future generations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on the International Day for Biological Diversity.