Millennium Development Goals: a cross-sectoral analysis and principles for goal setting

Author(s)/Editor(s): Waage J, Banerji R, Campbell O et al.
Publisher/Organizer: The Lancet
Publication date: 2010
Language: English

Executive summary

In 2000, 189 countries signed up to the Millennium Declaration—a global commitment to halve extreme poverty and achieve equitable and sustainable development for all. The agreement led to the creation of a historic framework revolved around eight goals: the Millennium Development goals (MDGs), which centre on targets around poverty, education, gender, health, environment, and global partnerships—to be met by 2015.

On September 20-22, world leaders met in New York to attend the UN MDG review summit, to reenergise commitments and determine how to accelerate progress in the coming years. The Lancet formed a Commission to make a cross-sectoral analysis of the Millennium Development Goals, in which the Countdown to 2015 participated, with Countdown members supporting and writing some of the articles