Millennium Development Goals

The Millennium Development Goals focus the efforts of the world community on achieving significant, measurable improvements in people's lives. They establish yardsticks for measuring results, not just for developing countries but for rich countries that help to fund development programs and for the multilateral institutions that help countries implement them.

The first seven goals are mutually reinforcing and are directed at reducing poverty in all its forms. The last goal -- global partnership for development -- is about the means to achieve the first seven.

The list of goals, targets and indicators presented below is the new official MDG Framework incorporating four additional targets and related indicators and other indicator improvements adopted at the 62nd General Assembly of the United Nations in 2007.

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