• The 8 Millennium Goals •

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 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


Quick Facts

  • Official development assistance stands at 0.31 per cent of the combined national income of developed countries, still far short of the 0.7 per cent UN target. Only five donor countries have reached or exceeded the target.
  • Debt burdens have eased for developing countries and remain well below historical levels.
  • Only 1 in 6 people in the developing world has access to the Internet.
8. Develop a Global Partnership for Development