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Implications for Millennium Development Goals ( MDGs )

Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

  •  Target 1: Reduce by half the level of 1990 the proportion of people living on less than a dollar a day by 2015
  • Target 2: Reduce by half the level of 1990 the proportion of people who suffer from hunger by 2015

Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education

  • Target 3: Ensure that all boys and girls complete a full course of primary schooling by 2015

Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women

  • Target 4: Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education preferably by 2005, and at all levels by 2015

The Fields of Contributions by Laureates

  Goal 4: Reduce child mortality

  •  Target 5: Reduce by two thirds the level of 1990 the mortality rate among children under five by 2015

 Goal 5: Improve maternal health

  •  Target 6: Reduce by three quarters the level of 1990 the maternal mortality ratio by 2015

 Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

  •  Target 7: Halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015
  •  Target 8: Halt and begin to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases by 2015


Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability

  • Target 9: Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes; reverse loss of environmental resources
  • Target 10: Reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and Sanitation by 2015
  • Target 11: Achieve significant improvement in lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers, by 2020 

Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development

  •  Target 12.:Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system
    ( Includes a commitment to good governance, development, and poverty reduction — both nationally and internationally )
  • Target 13.:Address the special needs of the least developed countries
    ( Includes: tariff and quota free access for least developed countries’ exports; enhanced programme of debt relief for HIPCs and cancellation of official bilateral debt; and more generous ODA for countries committed to poverty reduction )
  • Target 14.:Address the special needs of landlocked countries and small island developing States
  • Target 15.:Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries through national and international measures in order to make debt sustainable in the long term

The Fields of Contributions by Laureates

  •  Target 16: In cooperation with developing countries, develop and implement strategies for decent and productive work for youth
  •  Target 17: In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries

  • Target 18: In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications
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