What are the Millenium Development Goals (MDG's)?
At the Millennium Summit in September 2000, 189 nations agreed on a vision for the future in the United Nations Millennium Declaration.
The international community subsequently adopted the Millennium Development Goals (MDG's), representing a common set of basic development goals in eight areas;
1. Eradicating extreme hunger and poverty
2. Achieving universal primary education
3. Promoting gender equality and empowering women
4. Reducing child mortality
5. Improving maternal health
6. Combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
7. Ensuring environmental sustainability
8. Developing a global partnership for development
For more information on the Millennium Development Goals, please see the resources below
Read more about the Millennium Development Goals and the importance of gender to these goals.(13332 KB)MDG 1 Factsheet
Learn more about Millennium Development Goal 1 - Eradicating Poverty and the importance of gender to ensuring the success of this goal.(11395 KB)MDG 2 Factsheet
Learn more about Millennium Development Goal 2 - Universal Access to Primary Education and the role gender plays in this goal.(11559 KB)Millennium Development Goals Report 2009
Read more about what has been achieved since the beginning of the Millennium Development Goals in 2000 and what still needs to be done to achieve these goals by 2015.(8163 KB)