• The 8 Millennium Goals •
  • Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than $1 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


Read more 1. Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger


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


Read more 2. Achieve Universal Primary Education


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


Read more 3. Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women


  • Reduce by two thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the mortality rate of children under five

Read more 4. Reduce Child Mortality


  • Reduce by three quarters, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality ratio
  • Achieve, by 2015, universal access to reproductive health 

Read more 5. Improve Maternal Health


  • Halt and begin to reverse, by 2015, the spread of HIV/AIDS
  • Achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it
  • Halt and begin to reverse, by 2015, the incidence of malaria and other major diseases

Read more 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases

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

Read more 7. Ensure Environmental Sustainability

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

Read more 8. Develop a Global Partnership for Development