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1 Millennium Development goals
Unit 4- Chapter 8

2 The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight goals to be achieved by 2015 that respond to the world's main development challenges. The MDGs are drawn from the actions and targets contained in the Millennium Declaration that was adopted by 189 nations-and signed by 147 heads of state and governments during the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000. If you could make a list of things to focus on to improve human development in developing countries, what would you choose? Why?

3 The United Nations Millennium Development Goals


In September 2000, 189 countries recognised the importance of all countries developing partnerships that aimed to reduce extreme poverty by 2015 through the achievement of set targets. 8 MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS AIM To reduce poverty, hunger and disease, address lack of adequate shelter and access to health care, while promoting gender equality, health and education and environmental sustainability

6 List of the 8 Millennium Goals
Introduction A 7-minute video outlining the United Nations' Millennium Development Goal (MDG) campaign and steps that anyone can use to achieve these important goals. Good statistics about each issue Development Goals List of the 8 Millennium Goals

7 In order to ensure the progress continues to be made towards the achievement of the goals by 2015, it is important to track the targets for each goal. This enables the international community, including government and non-government organisations, to determine the areas that require greater focus and develop appropriate, affordable and equitable strategies

8 Brainstorm: what is meant by poverty ?

9 Cycle of Poverty The cycle of poverty has been described as a phenomenon where poor families become trapped in poverty for generations. Because they have no or limited access to critical resources, such as education and financial services, subsequent generations are also impoverished.

10 Outline one trend shown in the graph.
Which region has had the greatest reduction in poverty rates? Which region has the highest rate in 2005? Using data from the graph evaluate the progress towards this goal.

11 One of the targets for reducing poverty is to achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all including women and young people Discuss how this target would help to achieve the MDG – end poverty and hunger. Test your knowledge: Q’s 1-17

12 Every human being should have the opportunity to make a better life for themselves. Unfortunately, too many children in the world today grow up without this chance, because they are denied their basic right to even attend primary school. A sustainable end to world poverty as we know it, as well as the path to peace and security, require that citizens in every country are empowered to make positive choices and provide for themselves and their families.


14 Achieving the goal: With the help of donor funds and debt relief, in 2002 Tanzania was able to make primary education free for all Tanzanian children. Almost overnight, an estimated 1.6 million children enrolled in school and by 2003, 3.1 million additional children were attending primary education.

15 Why should they care? 75 million children around the world aren’t in school (55% are girls) 70% are in Sub-Saharan Africa (e.g. 35 million/19 million were girls) & South Asia (e.g million/11 million were girls) Poor kids can’t go to school because they need to work to help their families survive

16 Elma Kassa 13yrs Ethiopia ‘I go to collect waster 4 X a day in a 20L clay jar. It’s hard work! ... I’ve never been to school as I have to help my mother with her washing work so we can earn enough money … If I could alter my tyre, I would really like to go to school & have more clothes’: Of those who go to school, many drop out before they master basic reading, writing & maths skills In Sub-Saharan Africa only 67% of students reach the last grade of primary school Enrolment in tertiary education in developing countries is <20% as opposed to 67% in developed countries (average cost each yr per student $5,500 Europe vs. $167 Africa) Child malnutrition is a global epidemic that affects 1 in 3 children under 5 & undermines their ability to learn

17 Discuss how conflict contributes to low school enrolments and high drop out rates, particularly for girls. Read Pages Test your Knowledge1-4

18 Goal 3 Purpose Promote gender equality and empower women, is to raise the socioeconomic status of women in developing countries through ensuring that females have equal access to education Reasons for Goal 3 As outlined females are generally less likely than males to have access to education. Education has the ability to empower women; it enables access to higher paid employment & work in jobs that are less likely to impact negatively on their health.

19 Target Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, & in all levels of education by no later than 2015

20 For girls in some regions, education remains elusive
Poverty is a major barrier to education, especially among older girls In every developing region except the CIS, men outnumber women in paid employment Women are largely relegated to more vulnerable forms of employment Women are over-represented in informal employment, with its lack of benefits and security Top-level jobs still go to men — to an overwhelming degree Women are slowly rising to political power, but mainly when boosted by quotas and other special measures

21 Did You Know? Of the 1.3 billion people living in poverty around the world, 70% are women. Women do about 66% of the world's work in return for less than 5% of its income In the least developed countries nearly twice as many women over age 15 are illiterate compared to men Two-thirds of children denied primary education are girls, and 75% of the world’s 876 million illiterate adults are women Women work two-thirds of the world's working hours, produce half of the world's food, and yet earn only 10% of the world's income and own less than 1% of the world's property. (Source :World Development Indicators, 1997, Womankind Worldwide)

22 Goal 4 Child deaths are falling, but not quickly enough to reach the target Revitalizing efforts against pneumonia and diarrhoea, while bolstering nutrition, could save millions of children Recent success in controlling measles may be short-lived if funding gaps are not bridged

23 Goal 5

24 Goal 6

25 Goal 7

26 Goal 8

27 Introduction Development Goals Goal 1 Goal 2 Goal 3 Goal 4 Goal 5 Goal 6 Goal 7 Goal 8


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