Tuesday, March 29, 2011

8 Millennium Goals

1.       When were they formed
-          They were formed in September 2000 at the United Nations Headquarters.
2.       Why were they formed
-          They were formed to secure the basic human rights for every person in the world, and to promote equality and slash poverty and disparity across all countries; this will help prevent the poverty cycle, save millions of lives and build a better world for everyone to live in.
3.       List them and one target
Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty
-          Halve, between 1990-2015, the number of people whose income is less than $1 a day

Achieve universal primary education
-          Ensure that by 2015, males and females everywhere will be able to complete a full course of primary school.

Promote gender equality and empower women
-          Eliminate gender inequality in primary and secondary schooling by 2015.

Reduce child mortality
-          Recue by two thirds, between 1990-2015, the child mortality rate, of children under five

Improve maternal health
-          Reduce by three-quarters, between 1990-2015, the maternal mortality percentage

Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
-          Halted AIDS by 2015, and begun to reverse the spread of it

Ensure environmental sustainability
-          Reverse the loss of environmental resources and incorporate principles of sustainable development in every nation

Develop a global partnership for development
-          Deal with the debt problems of developing countries

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