Millenium Development Goals
- 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
- Develop a global partnership for development
1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than
one dollar a day
Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women
and young people
Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger
2. Achieve universal primary education
Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to
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, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate.
5. Improve maternal health
Reduce by three quarters, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality ratio.
Achieve, by 2015, universal access to reproductive health
6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases
Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need
Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major
7. Ensure environmental sustainability
Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes;
reverse loss of environmental resources.
Reduce biodiversity loss, achieving, by 2010, a significant reduction in the rate
Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking
water and basic sanitation (for more information see the entry on water supply).
By 2020, to have achieved a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100
8. Develop a global partnership for development
Develop further an open trading and financial system that is rule-based, predictable
and non- discriminatory. Includes a commitment to good governance, development and
poverty reduction—nationally and internationally.
Address the special needs of the least developed countries. This includes tariff
and quota free access for their exports; enhanced programme of debt relief for heavily
indebted poor countries; and cancellation of official bilateral debt; and more generous
official development assistance for countries committed to poverty reduction.
Address the special needs of landlocked and small island developing States.
Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries through national
and international measures in order to make debt sustainable in the long term.
In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential
drugs in developing countries.
In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies,
especially information and communications