Do you know what the Millennium Development Goals are? In 2000, leaders of the world gathered to establish 8 goals to complete by the year 2015. These goals focus on distributing wealth, stopping the spread of deadly diseases, and providing good education for the world. Click on this for more information.
The 8 MDGs are:
Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.
Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education.
Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women.
Goal 4: reduce child mortality.
Goal 5: Improve maternal health.
Goal 6: Combat HIV/ AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability.
Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development.
Aren't these great goals? Progress has been made! Global poverty is being reduced, equal numbers of people of each gender enrolling in schools has been noticeable,and HIV/ AIDS treatments have increased. Check out this website to learn more about treatments for AIDS. The global economy has affected the progress of the MDGs, but, we have more time!
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