The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a set of targets for reducing poverty and improving lives that world leaders agreed on at the Millennium Summit in September 2000. For each goal, one or more targets have been set, most for 2015.
The Millennium Development Goals are the international community's shared vision for development, providing strong quantitative targets for action within an agreed time-frame.
The goals are:
- Develop a global partnership for development
- Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
- Achieve universal primary education
- Promote gender equality and empower women
- Reduce child mortality
- Improve maternal health
- Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
- Ensure environmental sustainability