Objectives Of The Millennium Development Goals

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Introduction The Millennium Development Goals are a blueprint that was agreed on by the nations of the world to meet the needs of the world’s poor and are to be achieved by 2015. They are to eliminate poverty globally in all its forms. These goals are continually checked through their indicators that determine how much progress has been made. Reports have been done to keep track of progress. The United Nations partners with many agencies, governments, donors and regional commissions in the achievement of the millennium development goals. These include the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Monetary fund, World Health Organization and International Labour Organization among others. This report analyses the…show more content…
However, 1.2 million people globally are still living in extreme poverty (UN, 2015) and the number of people that are still suffering from hunger is still high. According to the UN, the proportion of people who are undernourished has decreased from 23% in 1990-1992 to 15% in 2010-2012 (UN, 2015). South-Eastern Asia region has managed to meet the hunger reduction target ahead of 2015, where the ratio of the undernourished people has decreased from 29.6% in 1990-1992 to 10.9% in 2010-2012 (UN, 2015). The World Bank is working together with the international community towards ending poverty in countries and boost incomes for people. It has been promoting agriculture and promoting resilience of communities against climate change (World Bank). The international community together with the bank have worked together to provide pregnant women and children with basic nutrition services. The International Development Association which is a World Bank’s fund for developing countries committed $22.2 billion in 2014 to promote the well being and development of people and eliminate poverty. (www.worldbank.org ). Target 1B: achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people. There has been a reduction of workers who lived below $1.25 a day from 384 million in 2001 to 294 million in 2011 (UN, 2015). The gender gap in employment still persists; there is a 24.8%
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