Overview of Millennium Development Goals

Overview of Millennium Development Goals

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight goals to be achieved by 2015 that respond to the world’s main development challenges. The MDGs were established in the Millennium Declaration that was adopted by 189 nations-and signed by 147 heads of state and governments during the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000. Learn More

The UN convened an MDG summit on September 20-22, 2010 in New York City, to help accelerate progress towards all the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. The summit reviewed the progress made towards the internationally agreed development goals and reviewed the successes, best practices and lessons learned, obstacles and gaps, challenges and opportunities.  Learn More

The Basic Education Coalition is working to accelerate progress towards the education-related goals, Goals 2 and 3.

Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education

This goal aims to ensure that by 2015, all boys and girls around the world complete a full course of primary schooling.

The following indicators are used to determine how much progress is being made within countries and at the global level:

  • Net enrollment ratio in primary education
  • Proportion of students starting 1st grade who finish primary school
  • Literacy rate of 15-24 year-olds, women and men

Are countries making progress toward universal primary education?

Millennium Development Goals Report 2012

 

Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

Goal 3 is to eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education at all levels by 2015.  The following indicators are used to determine how much progress is being made within countries and at the global level:

  • Ratio of girls to boys in primary, secondary and tertiary education

The Eight Millennium Development Goals

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Millennium Development – Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

Millennium Development – Goals for 2015

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