Published in: 2005
The world decided in the year 2000 to launch a concerted attack on poverty
and the problems of illiteracy, hunger, discrimination against women,
unsafe drinking water and a degraded environment. Meeting at the United Nations at the dawn of the new Millennium, leaders from virtually all countries agreed to a set of eight ambitious Goals. Developing
countries, the most highly victimized by poverty, have been taking the lead in this campaign, especially regarding the first seven Goals concerning direct improvements in human well-being. The eighth Goal includes steps that developed countries need to take in support of the campaigns of developing countries to win the first round in the fight to ultimately eradicate poverty.
UN (2005). MDG Progress Chart. UN
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