Make Poverty History
The Make Poverty History campaign
The Make Poverty History campaign developed as an outcome of the United Nations Millennium summit in September 2000. All 191 United Nations member countries pledged: “We will spare no effort to free our fellow men, women and children from the abject and dehumanising conditions of extreme poverty, to which more than one billion of them are currently subjected”. They agreed on eight Millennium Development Goals, each with specific targets and indicators directed at advancing human development and halving global poverty by the year 2015.
The Millennium Development Goals
The Millennium Development Goals include eradicating extreme poverty and hunger; achieving universal primary education; promoting gender equality; reducing child mortality; improving maternal health; combating diseases such as HIV, AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis; ensuring environmental stability and creating a global partnership for development.
While some significant gains have been made, the progress since the year 2000 is slowing and will slow even more unless urgent action is taken to get the process back on track.
Make Poverty History is supported by the Hyundai Motor Company globally, a partnership in place since 2007.
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