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Date Created: 12/21/15
imam A1301er or ilIIE MILLENNIUM DECLADATIDN Fifteen years ago the world came together to articulate deliberate and document the Millennium Declaration which was set up with a to improve the existence of many who struggled to survive while they were threatened by disease and hunger As the world gears up for post 2015 development agenda here are some highlights of targets that have been achieved Reduction of poverty by half Alleviated 700 million people Averted Malaria and Tuberculosis Deaths 33 million from malaria and 22 million from tuberculosis were saved Access to improve drinking water sources 23 billion people now have access to safe drinking water Reduction of disparity in enrollment of boys and girls in schools Almost all developing regions managed to reduce the disparity Increasing political participation of women 46 countries have more than 30 women representatives in parliament Development Assistance Highest ever development assistance stood at 1348 billion Despite significant measures there are some targets yet to be achieved Increasing Global carbon emissions Deforestation Hunger and malnourishment Chronic undernutrition among young children 162 million young children still suffering Child Mortality and Maternal Mortality Zero HIVAIDS Access to improved Sanitation Billion people still detecate in the open Universal Education 50 ot the out of school children live in conflictzones The Millennium Development Goals have shown that we can make profound d erences in people s lives T he journey we started in the year 2000 has seen us build a solid foundation for further progress UN SecretaryGeneral Ban Ki moon
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