Millennium development goals


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Millennium development goals

  1. 1. A brief introduction to the MDGs © Faslie Miller 1
  2. 2. What are the MDGs? In September 2000, at the Millennium Summit, 193 nations agreed on a set of eight development goals aimed at improving overall human well-being. These goals are set out in a document called the United Nations Millennium Declaration. All agreed to achieve these goals by 2015. © Faslie Miller 2
  3. 3. The eight MDGsGoal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hungerGoal 2: Achieve universal primary educationGoal 3: Promote gender equality and empower womenGoal 4: Reduce child mortalityGoal 5: Improve maternal healthGoal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseaseGoal 7: Ensure environmental sustainabilityGoal 8: Develop a global partnership for development © Faslie Miller 3
  4. 4. © Faslie Miller 4
  5. 5. Milestones achieved (2012) Extreme poverty is falling in every region The poverty reduction target was met The target of halving the proportion of people without access to improved sources of water and access to safe drinking water was met. Improvements in the lives of 200 million slum dwellers exceeded the slum target The target of achieving parity in primary education between girls and boys was met. Significant progress towards universal primary education has been achieved. The number of under-five deaths worldwide fell significantly. Access to treatment for people living with HIV increased in all regions. The target of halting and beginning to reverse the spread of tuberculosis is on track. Global malaria deaths have declined. Source: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2012, United Nations © Faslie Miller 5
  6. 6. UN monitoring agenciesVarious UN agencies are responsible for monitoring and implementing the various MDGs: Goal 1: FAO, ILO, UNHCR, UNICEF and World Bank Goal 2: UNESCO Goal 3: ILO, IPU and UNESCO Goal 4: UNICEF and WHO Goal 5: OECD, UNFPA, UNICEF, United Nations Population Division and WHO Goal 6: UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO Goal 7: CIDIAC, FAO, IUCN, UNEP, UNEP-WCMC, UNICEF, UNFCCC and UN-Habitat Goal 8: ITC, ITU, OECD, UNCTAD, World Bank & WTO © Faslie Miller 6
  7. 7. “… Working together, governments,the United Nations family, theprivate sector and civil society cansucceed in tackling the greatestchallenges. As the 2015 deadline isfast approaching, we must beunited and steadfast in our resolveto accelerate progress and achievethe MDGs.” — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon © Faslie Miller 7
  8. 8. MDG Learning Resources mdg/ development-goals cation/millennium-development-goals/ development/2010/sep/14/millennium- development-goals-resources © Faslie Miller 8