The Millennium Development Goals came out of the Millennium Declaration adopted by 189 countires in September 2000. Here the largest-ever gathering of world leaders ushered in the new millennium by adopting the Millennium Declaration. this was then translated into a roadmap setting out goals to be reached by 2015.

The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) build on agreements made at United Nations conferences in the 1990s and represent commitments by all countries to reduce poverty and hunger, and to tackle ill-health, gender inequality, lack of education, lack of access to clean water and environmental degradation.

The MDG Monitor gives you information on the progress made towards the achievement of each of the Goals. The Goals are:-

  • Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
  • Achieve Unniversal 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

If you are interested, find out how you can support the achievement of the MDGs.