2000: Millennium Development Goals (excerpt)

Goal 1

Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

Target 1A – Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than $1.25 a day
Target 1B – Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people
Target 1C – Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger

Goal 2

Achieve universal primary education

Target 2A – Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling

Goal 3

Promote gender equality and empower women

Target 3A – Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and in all levels of education no later than 2015

Goal 4

Reduce child mortality rates

Target 4A – Reduce by two thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate

Goal 5

Improve maternal health

Target 5A – Reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio
Target 5B – Achieve universal access to reproductive health

Goal 6

Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases

Target 6A – Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS
Target 6B – Achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it
Target 6C – Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases

Goal 7

Ensure environmental sustainability

Target 7A – Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes and reverse the loss of environmental resources
Target 7B – Reduce biodiversity loss, achieving, by 2010, a significant reduction in the rate of loss
Target 7C – Halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation
Target 7D – Achieve, by 2020, a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers

Goal 8

Develop a global partnership for development

Target 8A – Develop further an open, rulebased, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system
Target 8B – Address the special needs of least developed countries
Target 8C – Address the special needs of landlocked developing countries and small island developing States
Target 8D – Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries
Target 8E – In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries
Target 8F – In cooperation with the private sector, make available benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications

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