Millennium Development Goals


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The first seven Millennium Development Goals are inter-related and focus on eradication of poverty in all its forms. The last goal – develop a global partnership for development – considers the means by which the first seven goals are to be achieved and ensures responsibility for achieving the goals is undertaken by both the developed world and the developing world.


The UN strategy for the Millennium Development Goals has 4 components:

The Millennium Project, which analyzes policy options and will develop a plan of implementation for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
The Millennium Campaign, which mobilizes political support for the Millennium Declaration among developed and developing countries.
Country-level monitoring of progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
Operational country-level activities coordinated across agencies through the UN Development Group, which help individual countries implement policies for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.


18 targets and 48 indicators were established to measure progress towards the achievement of the eight Millennium Development Goals. The eight goals have a general character (e.g. improve maternal health), while most of the 18 targets are quantitative expressions of the goals (e.g. reduce by three-quarters the maternal mortality ratio).

The 18 targets are the outcome of intergovernmental negotiations and are highly relevant at the global level. However, their applicability is not universal. That is why, to maximize the relevance of the MDGs in each of the 191 Member States, it was agreed to set targets in line with national circumstances, where targets agreed at the global level are already met or when applicability of those targets is very low.

Examples of indicators irrelevant for Romania:
Prevalence and death rates associated with malaria;
Proportion of population living on less than $ 1 per day.

For more information select the Questions & Answers section.


The European Union, as the largest aid donor (55% of global ODA), has an important role in the fight against world poverty.

Read “Speeding up progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. The European Union’s contribution”, a publication of the European Commission.
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