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The Millennium Development Goals

The MDG were adopted by the UN in the year 2000

The MDG are a global attempt to measure, and actively improve, quality of life for the poorest people

There are 8 Goals, with 21 targets within these. The target date to achieve the MDG is 2015

The most famous Goals are

Halve the proportion of people living on less than $1 a day

Halve the proportion of people who suffer from hunger

Achieve universal primary education

Reduce by two thirds the under 5 mortality rate

Progress has been patchy, especially in Africa and South Asia were the problem tend to be most acute.

Explore MDG progress and annual

reports at

http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/

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