The Millennium Development Goals Report 2012

Published on 01 Jun 2012
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Summary

Three important targets on poverty, slums and water have been met three years ahead of 2015, says this year’s Report on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Meeting the remaining targets, while challenging, is possible ─ but only if Governments do not waiver from their commitments made over a decade ago.

"As the 2015 deadline is fast approaching, we must be united and steadfast in our resolve to accelerate progress and achieve the MDGs," said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in the report.

Highlights:

  • The poverty reduction target was met
  • Access to treatment for people living with HIV increased in all regions
  • The world has met the target of halving the proportion of people without access to improved sources of water
  • Child survival progress is gaining momentum
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