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Millennium Development Goals have helped in bringing out a much needed focus and pressure on basic development issues, which in turn led the governments at national and sub national levels to do better planning and implement more intensive policies and programmes. The MDGs originated from the Millennium Declaration adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in September 2000.The eight (8) Goals are as under:
Goal 1.

Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

Goal 2.

Achieve universal primary education

Goal 3.

Promote gender equality and empower women

Target 4. Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary

education, preferably by 2005, and in all levels of education no later than 2015.

Goal 4.

Reduce child mortality

Target 5. Reduce by two thirds, between 1990 and 2005, the under-5 mortality rates.
Goal 5. Improve maternal health
Target 6. Reduce by three quarters, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality ratio.
Goal 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Goal 7. Ensure environmental sustainability
Goal 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Click Here for Millennium Development Goals-India Country Report 2015
Click Here for an Overview of the Sustainable Development Goals






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