In 2000, leaders from 189 countries promised to end poverty by 2015.
OK, so they didn’t just promise, they signed on to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight goals designed to significantly reduce poverty through addressing global issues like child and maternal health, education, sanitation and access to water.
Do you know what the eight goals are? Even if you think you do, this awesome, interactive page will help you learn all about the MDGs! Each goal is accompanied by a powerful video, alarming statistics, and information on the progress made.
As global citizens, it is important for you to know about the MDGs! These eight goals touch upon some of the world’s most pressing issues, and there is still a lot to be done to ensure that these goals are met by 2015.
Which MDG do you think needs more attention from the world?
Is there a goal that you think should be included that isn’t already on the list?