Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
Global Citizens for Sustainable Development is committed to and will continue to work and engage children, youth, men and women in achieving the MDGs.
1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Reduce by half the proportion of people living on less than a dollar a day Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people Reduce by half the proportion of people who suffer from hunger.
2. Achieve universal primary education Ensure that all boys and girls complete a full course of primary schooling.
3. Promote gender equality and empower women Ensure that all boys and girls complete a full course of primary schooling.
4. Reduce child mortality Reduce by two thirds the mortality rate among children under five.
5. Improve maternal health Reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio Achieve, by 2015, universal access to reproductive health.
6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases Halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS Achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it Halt and begin to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases.
7. Ensure environmental sustainability Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes; reverse loss of environmental resources Reduce biodiversity loss, achieving, by 2010, a significant reduction in the rate of loss Reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water Achieve significant improvement in lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers, by 2020.
8. Develop a global partnership for development Develop further an open trading and financial system that is rule-based, predictable and non-discriminatory, includes a commitment to good governance, development and poverty reduction— nationally and internationally Address the least developed countries’ special needs. This includes tariff- and quota-free access for their exports; enhanced debt relief for heavily indebted poor countries; cancellation of official bilateral debt; and more generous official development assistance for countries committed to poverty reduction Address the special needs of landlocked and small island developing States Deal comprehensively with developing countries’ debt problems through national and international measures to make debt sustainable in the long term In cooperation with the developing countries, develop decentand productive work for youth In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies— especially information and communications technologies.