The Millenium Development Goals were established in 2000 by the United Nations, in consultation with 23 international development organizations, to address some of the largest problems facing developing countries today.
All 189 UN member countries made a commitment to help achieve these goals by the year 2015.
The goals are as follows:
To eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.
To achieve universal primary education.
To promote gender equality
To reduce child mortality.
To improve maternal health.
To combat AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
To ensure environmental sustainability.
To develop a global partnership for development.
As you can see, these are very big goals with a very broad scope, and there has been varied success in achieving these goals around the world, depending on the country under scrutiny.
Nonetheless, they remain the focus for development organizations all over the world in terms of targeting programs and interventions.
We are looking at these goals in more detail, focusing on what Let’s Give Them Hope has done and is continuing to do to achieve gains in each of these very important areas of development.