Author: UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs No. of pages: 72 Publication date: 2012 Publisher: UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs Available languages: English ISBN: 978-92-1-101258-3
Three important targets on poverty, slums and water have been met three years ahead of 2015, says this year’s Report on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Meeting the remaining targets, while challenging, is possible ─ but only if Governments do not waiver from their commitments made over a decade ago.
Achieving the MDGs by 2015 is challenging but possible. Much depends on the fulfilment of MDG-8—the global partnership for development. The current economic crises besetting much of the developed world must not be allowed to decelerate or reverse the progress that has been made. Let us build on the successes we have achieved so far, and let us not relent until all the MDGs have been attained.
Extreme poverty is falling in every region
The poverty reduction target was met
The world has met the target of halving the proportion of people without access to improved sources of water
The world has achieved parity in primary education between girls and boys