Learn more about the MDGs at the global level
Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education
Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
Goal 4: Reduce child mortality
Goal 5: Improve maternal health
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability
Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development
In September 2000 the world's leaders of 189 UN member states adopted the Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to stronger global efforts to reduce poverty, improve health and promote peace, human rights and sustainable environment. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that emerged from the Declaration are eight specific, measurable, time-bound targets which bind countries to do more in attack on inadequate incomes, widespread hunger, gender inequality, environmental deterioration and lack of education, healthcare and clean water. All UN nations engaged to work together to achieve the MDGs by 2015 adapting the goals to country specific development level.
In September 2010, the world recommitted itself to accelerate progress towards these goals.