The Role And Development Of The Millennium Development Goals

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The Millennium Development Goals were goals(MDGs) were the international community’s most broadly shared, comprehensive, and focused framework for poverty reduction (UN,2007). The MDGs were drawn from the millennium declaration adopted and agreed by all governments in 2000(UN,2007). Therefore, MDGs represented commitments of all United Nations member states to reduce extreme poverty and its manifestations which are hunger diseases, gender inequality, and lack of education and access to basic infrastructure and environmental degradation (UN,2007).
The MDGs were eight. These goals were, to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, to achieve universal primary education, to promote gender equality and empower women, to reduce child mortality, to improve maternal health, to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases, to ensure environmental sustainability; and to develop a global partnership for development. All these goals had indicators to measure achievement (UN, 2017).
The MDGs had objectives to be achieved by 2015.Quantitatvie objectives set were to bed riven by international development policies encouraging rich countries to support poor countries through aid, debt relief and improved market access (UN,2007). The MDGs goals confirmed the role of the United Nations, its legitimacy and convening power to address global problems(UN,2007). At different international events like the Millennium Summit in 2000, the International Conference on

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