The MDGs are eight (8) goals focused on alleviating extreme poverty and the conditions that perpetuate poverty throughout the world like lack of access to clean water, illiteracy, gender inequality, environmental degradation, malaria, and HIV/AIDS. The MDGs were created by the member nations of the United Nations in 2000 and they committed to achieve them by 2015. CYMDG has been implemented at Chicago public high schools since 2005.
Millennium Development Goals:
- Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
- Achieve universal primary education
- Promote gender equality and empower women
- Reduce child mortality
- Improve maternal health
- Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
- Ensure environmental sustainability
- Develop a global partnership for development
The United Nations website is a rich wealth of information and resources where you can learn more about the Millennium Development Goals.