The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013

Number of pages: 64

Publication date: 01 Jan 2013

Author: UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Publisher: UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs



This annual report examines progress in achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals. With the deadline for the MDGs on the horizon (2015), progress can be reported in most areas, despite the continuing impact of the global economic and financial crisis. For instance, maternal mortality has been reduced by 47 per cent, although much more progress is needed to reach the goal of a 75 per cent reduction.


  • The proportion of people living in extreme poverty has been halved at the global level
  • Most maternal deaths are preventable, but progress in this area is falling short
  • Gender-based inequalities in decision-making power persist
  • The proportion of slum dwellers in the cities and metropolises of the developing world is declining
  • Remarkable gains have been made in the fight against malaria and tuberculosis

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