The United Nations Implemented Eight Millennium Development Goals

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The United Nations implemented eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These goals are: eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality and empower women; reduce child mortality; improve maternal health; combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; ensure environmental sustainability; global partnership for development. The goals were adopted by countries and development institutions across the nation, and the UN set a deadline to achieve the goals by 2015.
A series of MDG reports by the Statistics Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs highlight the progress made by the nations over time. There has been major progress made over the past fifteen years. The 2014 report shows that the MDGs have made a significant impact on people’s lives, particularly in regions of extreme poverty. Some goals were even met far before the 2015 deadline.
For example, the goal to “halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than $1.25 a day” was met five years prior to 2015. Rates of extreme poverty have shrunk in every nation. The number of people living in extreme poverty decreased by 700 million from 1990 to 2010. There are numerous programs implemented by the UN to improve employment rates and reduce poverty, one successful program is a partnership between the UN and Government of Spain to establish 16 centers in Bosnia and Herzegovina for career counseling for youth. This
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