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
On the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation the UN Secretary-General called on health workers around the world to put an end to a 'deeply harmful' practice and help improve the health and welfare of women and girls worldwide.
Twenty years after leaders from 117 countries met in Copenhagen at the World Summit on Social Development, progress on eliminating poverty, job creation and social integration have advanced unevenly, according to officials attending a review of implementation efforts at the UN Commission for Social Development.
Ahead of the African Union Summit, former Presidents of Malawi, Mali, Nigeria and South Africa are among the new Champions committing to Fast-Tracking access to HIV prevention and treatment services in sub-Saharan Africa, UNAIDS announced. With 24.7 million people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa in 2013, Sub-Saharan Africa remains the region most affected by the AIDS epidemic.
News on Post-2015 development process
The World Women’s Health and Development Forum is looking at women’s health, beyond reproductive health, and its role in the new development agenda. Providing women and girls with equal access to health care, medicine and disease prevention contributes to fuel sustainable economies and benefits societies at large. The forum will identify challenges and share best practices on several themes, including: Women’s Health and Sustainable Development; Global Policy-Making for Women’s Healthcare and Reform; Policy Imperatives for Women’s Health Research and Development.
High-level Thematic Debate on Means of Implementation for a
Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda
Mobilizing adequate means of implementation – financial resources, technology development and transfer and capacity-building – will be critical to delivering on and implementing a truly transformative and ambitious post-2015 development agenda. The two-day High-level debate will result in a summary from the President of the General Assembly, which will be circulated to all Member States and other stakeholders.
2015 is a chance to change history,’ UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Youth Forum organized by the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). “[You are] “the first generation with the potential to end poverty and the last generation to avoid worst effects of climate change,” he added, inviting young people to be fully engage in the post-2015 development agenda. This two-day event serves as a platform for youth representatives to meet with Member States, voice their opinions, and contribute to policy formulation for the future development agenda.