The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a set of eight interdependent goals aimed at reducing poverty and improving the overall quality of life of the poor, particularly the rural poor. The initiative represents a global partnership resulting from the Millennium Declaration at the UN’s Millennium summit of 2000.
193 United Nations member states and at least 23 international organizations have agreed to achieve these goals by the year 2015. The MDGs are considered, internationally, as benchmarks of the progress a country is making towards sustainable development.
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