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Poverty

MDG 1: Poverty

1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

1.A Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than $1.25 a day

1.B Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people

1.C Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger Read more about Poverty »

Gender Equality

MDG 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

Goal 3.A – Eliminate Gender disparity and education

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

Education

MDG 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education

Goal 2.A: Primary Schooling for all boys and all girls

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

Millennium Development Goals

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

The United Nations is set up to deal with several sectors of society – government, civil, business, and education. In the United States, we are very familiar with the UN’s work with the government sector primarily through the General Assembly (with the government representatives from all 193 member countries) and the Security Council (of which the US is one of the five permanent members with 10 rotating members). However we are less familiar with the UN’s work with the civil sector or the business sector. Read more about Millennium Development Goals »