Millennium Development Goals - links and resources

"Tackling hunger must be part of a broader MDG package. We cannot ask a mother to decide between feeding and educating her child. We cannot afford to miss a single Millennium Development Goal" – Jeremy Hobbs, Oxfam International Executive Director.

Stand against poverty

Stand against poverty

For the fourth year in a row, millions of people around the world will “Stand Up and Take Action” to demand that world leaders end poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

The MDGs offer us a roadmap to end poverty and its root causes. In September 2000, 189 world leaders adopted the MDGs as part of the Millennium Declaration.

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We are all needed to achieve the goals

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We can end poverty

We can end poverty 

End poverty by 2015. This is the historic promise 189 world leaders made at the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000.

It’s up to us to make sure leaders follow through on these commitments. The United Nations Millennium Campaign supports and inspires people from around the world to take action in support of the Millennium Development Goals.

Join the UN Millennium Campaign and be part of the generation that puts an end to poverty.

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1Goal - Education for all

1GOAL is a global campaign seizing the power of football to ensure that education for all is a lasting impact of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Raising our voices all over the world we believe that, together, we can make education a reality for the 72 million boys and girls who are denied the chance to go to school. By the end of the World Cup over 14 million people worldwide had joined 1GOAL. By joining the 1GOAL team, you can strengthen the campaign's voice and give it the best possible chance of success.

Tracking progress toward the goals

There are many different websites tracking the progress of the goals. Perhaps the best to look at is which has an interactive map. This map allows you to display each of the development indicators on a world map, and also to filter by year and zoom in on a particular country. View the MDG map.

Useful links

For further information about the Millennium Development Goals, the Pacific context and progress toward achieving the goals, please click on the links below.

  • United Nations: Millennium Development Goals – Provides detailed information on each of the eight Millennium Development Goals. Includes links to every UN site.
  • UN: MDG Indicators – The official UN site for the MDG indicators: official data, definitions, methodologies and sources for more than 60 indicators to measure progress toward the achievement of the MDGs.
  • Asia-Pacific and the MDGs – The MDGs in an Asia-Pacific regional context, with links to global, regional and national progress reports.
  • – Global development – One of the UK's leading news organisations takes an in-depth look at each MDG, with case studies for each.
  • United Nations Development Programme – Pacific Centre – With a partnership focus for achieving prosperity and stability in the region, the Pacific Centre works in crisis prevention, democratic governance, MDG achievement and poverty alleviation to help people 'build a better life'. UNDP is the UN's global development network, advocating for change.
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Community – An intergovernmental organisation that provides technical and policy advice and assistance to its 26 Pacific island members.

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