Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Did I mention the MDG's today?

The Millenium Development Goals

1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
- Reduce by half the proportion of people living on less than a dollar a day.
- Reduce by half the proportion of people who suffer from hunger

2. Achieve universal primary education
- Ensure that all boys and girls complete a full course of primary schooling

3. Promote gender equality and empower women
- Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education preferably by 2005, and at all levels by 2015

4. Reduce child mortality
- Reduce by two thirds the mortality rate among children under five.

5. Improve maternal health
- Reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio.

6. Combat HIV/AIDS, maleria and other diseases
- Halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS.
- halt and begin to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases.

7. Ensure environmental sustainability
-Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes; reverse loss of environmental resources.
-Reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation
-Achieve significant improvement in lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers, by 2020

8. Develop a global partnership for development
-Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory, trading and financial system.
-Address the special needs of the least developed countries, landlocked countries and small island developing States.
-Deal comprehensively with developing countries' debt.
-In co-operation with developing countries, develop and implement strategies for decent and productive work for youth.
-In co-operation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries.
-In co-operation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technology, especially information and communication technologies.