Objectives Of The Millennium Development Goals

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The Millennium Development Goals are eight international development goals that have been established by the United Nations (UN) in 2000. Due to the United Nations Millennium Declaration, all 193 countries are 23 international organizations must be committed to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. There were 191 countries that have attended the UN meeting and have agreed to help achieve the goals that are to reduce poverty, focus on health, improved education, and the protection of environment. Also, there are 8 goals that have specific targets and dates for achieving those targets. In this essay, the first development goal, ‘To eradicate extreme poverty and hungry’ is going to be discussed and evaluate this economic issue in Eastern Asia.
Eastern Asia has been at the center of ‘economic miracle’ due to fast economy development, poverty in the region has been reduced by about two thirds. East Asia consists of 7 economies that are China, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The developed countries in the region of East Asia include Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan. Developed countries are determined by GDP (Gross Domestic products) per capita, income per capita, standards of living, economic growth, employment rate, gap between rich and poor, access to amenities including education and health.
More than half of people in Asia were suffering from extreme poverty and hungry in the 1990s and the standard of living was poor for the…
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