The United Nations Millennium Development Goals


GOAL 1:

ERADICATE EXTREME POVERTY & HUNGER

Target 1:
Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than $1 a day
Target 2:
Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people
Target 3:
Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger


GOAL 2:
ACHIEVE UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION

Target 1:
Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling


GOAL 3:
PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWER WOMEN

Target 1:
Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and in all levels of education no later than 2015


GOAL 4:
REDUCE CHILD MORTALITY

Target 1:
Reduce by two thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate


GOAL 5:
IMPROVE MATERNAL HEALTH

Target 1:
Reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio
Target 2:
Achieve universal access to reproductive health


GOAL 6:
COMBAT HIV/AIDS, MALARIA AND OTHER DISEASES

Target 1:
Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS
Target 2:
Achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it
Target 3:
Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases


GOAL 7:
ENSURE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Target 1:
Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes and reverse the loss of environmental resources
Target 2:
Reduce biodiversity loss, achieving, by 2010, a significant reduction in the rate of loss
Target 3:
Halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation
Target 4:
By 2020, to have achieved a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers


GOAL 8:
DEVELOP A GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR DEVELOPMENT

Target 1:
Address the special needs of least developed countries, landlocked countries and small island developing states
Target 2:
Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system
Target 3:
Deal comprehensively with developing countries’ debt
Target 4:
In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries
Target 5:
In cooperation with the private sector, make available benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications


Source: http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/poverty.shtml and http://www.undp.org/mdg/basics.shtml