Millennium Development Goals are goals that were made by leaders from 189 nations in the year 2000. These goals were made to help future generations and to help people all around the world become healthier. They also help to free millions of people from poverty and stop preventable diseases. They would like to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by the year 2015.
The 8 Millennium Development Goals are to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality and empower women, reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, combat HIV/AIDS, reduce malaria as well as other diseases, ensure environmental sustainability, and develop a global partnership for development.
The projects are working. In 2005, Malawi only had a 43% national food deficit. Then, in 2007, they achieved 53% food surplus. They achieved this goal through a national input subsidy program. Also, Nicaragua reduced its hunger rate by more than half, from 52% to 21%.