In 2000, 189 nations made a promise to free people from extreme poverty and multiple deprivations. This pledge became the eight Millennium Development Goals to be achieved by 2015. In September 2010, the world recommitted itself to accelerate progress towards these goals.
Eight Goals for 2015
- 1 Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty
- 2 Achieve universal primary education
- 3 Promote gender equality and empower women
- 4 Reduce child mortality
About the MDGs
The UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight goals, to be achieved by 2015, that respond to the world's main development challenges. The MDGs represent the world's time-bound and quantified targets for addressing extreme poverty in its many dimensions - income poverty, hunger, disease, lack of adequate shelter, and exclusion-while promoting gender equality, education, and environmental sustainability. The MDGs also emphasize shared accountability and reciprocal obligations among developed and developing countries.
Helping the Maldives Achieve the MDGs
Supporting MDG 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Supporting MDG 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
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Latest MDG Reports
This is the third MDG progress report. With only five years left before the MDG target date, it is useful to review progress and plan for the remaining period in the context of the Government’s focus on five key priority areas: macroeconomic reform, public sector reform, good governance, social development and adaptation to climate change.
This report updates and extends the analysis presented in the first Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Report of the Maldives and identifies the present areas of high concern. Using the latest data from Census 2006 and other reliable sources, the report tracks the progress of Maldives on 13 MDG targets and assesses whether the Maldives will achieve the targets by 2015.
This report shows that the Maldives has already achieved the goal of halving extreme poverty and providing universal primary education. The country is also on course to reducing child mortality and improving maternal health. However, the remaining challenges of achieving environmental sustainability and gender equality can only be met with innovative and effective policies.
The United Nations Wants to Hear from YOU!
From now until 2015, you can help define the next set of global goals by telling us the changes that you would like to see in the world.