What are the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)?
In 2000, the Millennium Declaration identified fundamental values essential to international relations (A/RES/55/2). The Millennium Development Goals set targets for realizing these values around the world by 2015 and served as the focus for UN work throughout the period: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Achieve universal primary education
Did the world meet the 2010 Millennium Development Goals on sanitation?
In 2010, the world met the United Nations Millennium Development Goals target on access to safe drinking-water, as measured by the proxy indicator of access to improved drinking-water sources, but more needs to be done to achieve the sanitation target.
Will the target of 15 million people on art by 2015 be met?
Should current trends continue the target of placing 15 million people on ART by 2015 will be exceeded. The decrease in the number of those newly infected along with the increased availability of ART have contributed to a major decline in HIV mortality levels – from 2.4 million people in 2005 to an estimated 1.5 million in 2013.
The United Nations Millennium Declaration, signed in September 2000, commits world leaders to combat poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation, and discrimination against women. The MDGs are derived from this Declaration. Each MDG has targets set for 2015 and indicators to monitor progress from 1990 levels.
Did the world meet the 2010 Millennium Development Goals on drinking water?
In 2010, the world met the United Nations Millennium Development Goals target on access to safe drinking-water, as measured by the proxy indicator of access to improved drinking-water sources, but more needs to be done to achieve the sanitation target. The MDGs have been superseded by the Sustainable Development Goals
What have we learned from the MDG era?
Our results show that the clearest victories during the MDG era were in matters of life and death. We calculate the number of lives saved beyond “business-as-usual” pre-MDG trends on child mortality, maternal mortality, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis. We also look at malaria, which is predominantly a subset of child mortality.
How should we assess MDG outcomes?
One of the core tensions in assessing outcomes over the MDG period is to distinguish between the amount of progress achieved and changes in the rate of progress. For example, the U.N. celebrated improved access to drinking water as an early MDG success. But were countries already on course to achieve this as of 2000?