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
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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