Act on the MDGs

Millennium Development Goals

In September 2000 leaders from United Nation´s member states came together in New York to adopt the United Nations´ Millenium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership for creating humane conditions and reducing extreme poverty for all by the year 2015. It was outlined through a series of time-bound targets.

The Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) are addressing extreme poverty in its many dimensions: hunger, disease, lack of adequate shelter, income poverty, and exclusion while promoting gender equality, education, and environmental sustainability. They are likewise basic human rights – the right of each person on earth to survival, health, education, shelter, and security.

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