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The Millennium improvement targets, followed on the UN Millennium Summit in 2000, are the world's pursuits for dramatically decreasing severe poverty in its many dimensions by way of 2015 source of revenue poverty, starvation, disorder, exclusion, loss of infrastructure and shelter?while selling gender equality, schooling, health and wellbeing and environmental sustainability. those daring ambitions could be met in all elements of the realm if international locations stick to via on their commitments to interact to satisfy them. attaining the Millennium improvement pursuits bargains the chance of a safer, simply, and wealthy global for all. The UN Millennium undertaking was once commissioned by means of United countries Secretary-General Kofi Annan to enhance a realistic course of action to satisfy the Millennium improvement objectives. As an self sufficient advisory physique directed via Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, the UN Millennium undertaking submitted its concepts to the UN Secretary common in January 2005. ? The center of the UN Millennium Project's paintings has been performed through 10 thematic job Forces comprising greater than 250 specialists from worldwide, together with scientists, improvement practitioners, parliamentarians, policymakers, and representatives from civil society, UN companies, the realm financial institution, the IMF, and the non-public region. making an investment in improvement: a pragmatic Plan to accomplish the Millennium improvement objectives brings jointly the middle concepts of the UN Millennium undertaking. by means of outlining functional innovations and techniques to financing the,, the record offers an operational framework that might let even the poorest nations to accomplish the Millennium improvement targets through 2015.

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Compares indicator levels between 1990–92 and 1999–2001. c. Compares indicator levels between 1990–91 and 2001–02. d. Compares indicator levels between 1998–99 and 2001–02. e. Indicator level as of 2000. Source: Based on data from UNDESA 2004 presented in UN 2004b; GDP data from World Bank 2004c. 97 — — — — — — 41 44 — — — — — — 49 49 5 6 — — — — — — 92 93 Access to improved sanitation (%) a — — — — 84 83 Share of urban population living in slums (%) a 6 6 6 6 — — Telephone lines and cellular subscribers (per 100 population) — — — — 13 29 Sub-Saharan Africa The region is off track to meet every Millennium Development Goal.

While urban populations are growing quickly in all regions and the number of urban poor is rising rapidly, roughly three-quarters of the poorest people in Africa and Asia still live in rural areas. This contrasts significantly with Latin America and the Caribbean, where three-quarters of the population, and at least 60 percent of the extreme poor, are estimated to live in urban areas. 1 Absolute poverty: infant mortality and malnutrition, 2000 Infant mortality rate (IMR) per 1,000 live births and percentage of children underweight Source: CIESIN 2005a, b.

Prospects in Latin America and the Caribbean are affected by the dramatic inequality of access to family planning and safe motherhood services between wealthier and poorer social groups. Several European Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries face population declines because of low fertility and migration. Countries nearing the end of their demographic transitions will need to pay special attention to the emerging needs of aging populations and migrants. Chapter 2 Where we stand with only a decade to go 23 Each region will require tailored strategies and interventions to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

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