Millennium Development Goals

In September 2000, world leaders agreed a set of goals for the international community, to bring along a world in which sustaining development and elminating poverty would have the highest priority. 

The goals were based on agreements and resolutions of world conferences organsied by the United Nations in the 1990's. The goals are commonly accepted as a framework for measuring "development" progress. Click here to read the Millennium Declaration

Millennium Development Goals

The goals establish yardsticks for measuring results, for developing countries and rich countries alike. The first seven goals are mutually reinforcing and are directed at reducing poverty in all its forms. The eighth goal is about the means to achieve the first seven.

By the year 2015, all 191 UN member countries have pledged to achieve these goals.

Ireland and the Millennium Development Goals

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