The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight goals to be achieved by 2015 that respond to the world's main development challenges. They form a blueprint agreed to by all the world's countries and all the world's leading development institutions to address issues such as poverty, hunger, and education for the world's poorest. The MDGs are drawn from the actions and targets contained in the Millennium Declaration that was adopted by 189 nations and signed by 147 heads of state and governments during the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000.
The eight goals are:
- 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 stability
- Develop a global partnership for development
The following links provide additional information regarding MDGs in general and in Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.
The text of the resolution adopted by the General Assembly at the Millennium Summit in September 2000.
United Nations Millennium Development Goals website
Provides background information and documents related to the MDGs.
United Nations Development Programme Millennium Development Goals website
UNDP in collaboration with national governments is coordinating country reporting on progress towards the UN Millennium Development Goals. This website provides comprehensive information regarding the MDGs and progress toward reaching these goals.
United Nations Development Programme Country page - MDGs in Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Provides information on the MDGs in Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.
2009 Millennium Development Goals Report
More than halfway to the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), major advances in the fight against poverty and hunger have begun to slow or even reverse as a result of the global economic and food crises, a progress report by the United Nations has found. The assessment, launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Geneva, warns that, despite many successes, overall progress has been too slow for most of the targets to be met by 2015.