Exploring the UNMDG's

The 8 UNMDG's

With the view to bringing the United Nations into the 21st Century and to accelerating development throughout the changing world, in September 2000 Heads of State gathered at the UN and ushered in the millennium by adopting the UN Millennium Declaration. Endorsed by 189 countries, the Declaration was translated into a roadmap setting up goals, now known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to be reached by the year 2015.

The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education – have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. The UN is also working with governments, civil society and other partners to build on the momentum generated by the MDGs and carry on with an ambitious post-2015 development agenda.

Explore the Millennium Development Goals

Overview

With the view to bringing the United Nations into the 21st Century and to accelerating development throughout the changing world, in September 2000 Heads of State gathered at the UN and ushered in the millennium by adopting the UN Millennium Declaration. Endorsed by 189 countries, the Declaration was translated into a roadmap setting up goals, now known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to be reached by the year 2015.

The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education – have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. The UN is also working with governments, civil society and other partners to build on the momentum generated by the MDGs and carry on with an ambitious post-2015 development agenda.