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
Millennium Development Goals
The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) evolved from the Millennium Summit in 2000.
Leaders and Heads of State of 189 countries met in New York in September 2000 at the United Nations Millennium Summit to discuss the major problems affecting the developing world.
From the Summit came the Millennium Declaration, and a year later a series of eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) was issued with the overarching aim of reducing poverty by half by 2015.
Targets and indicators