Millennium Development Goals

In September 2000, at the UN Millennium Summit, world leaders from 189 nations agreed and signed the United Nations' Millennium Declaration. They also committed to set a time-frame for measurable goals and targets to combat poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and gender inequality.

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a set of globally agreed goals which aim to reduce poverty in all its forms around the world and to achieve the many and varied development challenges. The framework of eight goals and 21 targets was complemented by 60 technical indicators to measure progress towards the MDGs. These indicators have since been adopted by a consensus of experts from the United Nations, IMF, OECD and the World Bank.

Below you will find a compilation of publications related to the MDGs either concerned with lessons to be learned from the MDG-framework and the process of its implementation, providing an overview of the efforts already made in order to achieve the MDGs, or portraying the lessons learned from the MDGs.