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Annual Report 2004

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Millennium Development Goals

United Nations Member States have pledged to meet the Millennium Deveopment Goals (MDGs) by 2015. The MDGs and the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and ICPD+5 agreements are closely related and mutually reinforcing.

1. Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger:
Reduce by half the proportion of people living on less than a dollar a day and suffering from hunger;

2. Achieve Universal Primary Education:
Ensure that all boys and girls complete a full course of primary schooling;

3. Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women:
Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education;

4. Reduce Child Mortality:
Reduce by two thirds the mortality rate among children under the age of five;

5. Improve Maternal Health:
Reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio;

6. Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other Diseases:
Halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS, malaria and other major diseases;

7. Ensure Environmental Sustainabilty:
Integrate sustainable development into country policies and programmes, reduce by half the number of peope lacking access to safe drinking water and improve the lives of slum dwellers;

8. Develop a Global Partnership for Development:
Address poverty reduction, good governance, open trading, the special needs of the least developed countries and landlocked and small island states, debt, youth employment and access to essential drugs and technologies.

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