Millenium Development Goals


The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been the most successful global anti-poverty push in history, the report says. Significant and substantial progress has been made in meeting many of the targets—including halving the number of people living in extreme poverty and the proportion of peopleMore


The MDG Report 2013: Assessing Progress in Africa Toward the Millennium Development Goals

The report notes that while Africa is the world’s second fastest growing region, its rate of poverty reduction is insufficient to reach the target of halving extreme poverty by 2015. An analysis of food insecurity – the report’s theme – provides insights into how this phenomenon impacts otherMore


Millennium Development Goals Report for Uganda 2010

The 3rd Millennium Development Goals report (2010) for Uganda shows that the country has made important progress towards many of the MDG targets. Progress has been made particularly on goal 1, which focuses on halving the number of people who live in poverty and hunger by 2015. The 2010 report alsoMore

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In September 2000, the Millennium Summit was held in New York and it brought together an unprecedented number of countries and Heads of State to form a global consensus on the challenges facing humanity. More important, the Summit deliberated on what needs to be done to overcome these challenges. The resulting Millennium Declaration, subsequently signed by all UN member states, including Uganda, states:


‘We will spare no effort to free our fellow men, women and children from the abject and dehumanising conditions of extreme poverty,to which more than a billion of them are currently subjected. We are committed to making the right to development a reality for everyone and to freeing the entire human race from want.’