GOALS: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than $1 a day Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger
What’s being done Emergency food assistance Increase funding for rural development and international collaboration to prioritise food security issues and pursue trade policy reforms
GOALS: Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling
What’s Being done Extending from basic to technical and vocational skills training and improving tertiary level qualifications Promoting equity (providing education for all) 2011 - 2012Australia’s investment in education is expected to e $842 million Australia channels its education development assistance through bilateral, regional and multilateral programs. Major bilateral partners are Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pacific Island Countries, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. The Australian Government has provided $149.5 million to establish and operate the college of June 2011 to the Australia Pacific Technical College
GOALS: Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and in all levels of education no later than 2015
What to be done Building women’s confidence and skills in Nepal In Vanuatu, Australia has helped the education sector address gender stereotypes by improving learning materials and teaching methods In Pakistan, Australian aid helped to get more than 46,000 girls into primary school
GOALS: Reduce by two-thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate
What’s being done In East Timor, Australian assistance helped reduce child mortality by increasing the availability of vaccines for diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus. Australia has supported the work of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI Alliance) which has helped protect about 233 million children from Hepatitis B, 60 million children from Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), and 41 million children from yellow fever, across 72 countries. A project by Plan International Australia in Isabella Province of the Philippines, and funded by Australia between 2005 and 2008, helped train families in low- cost organic farming methods, which helped to improve child nutrition and household incomes.
GOALS: Reduce by three-quarters, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality ratio Achieve universal access to reproductive health
What’s being done In Cambodia, Australian support for the training of midwives ensured that by the middle of 2009 every health centre in the country had at least one midwife. This was an improvement from 2008 when 79 health centres did not have a midwife. A primary health care program, implemented by Save the Children Australia and the Laos Ministry of Public Health, has supported health services for women and children in remote and mountainous Sayaboury Province in Laos Trained village health volunteers and traditional birth attendants now work in nearly every village
GOALS: Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS Achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases
What’s being done Counselling and testing services increased from nine sites in 2005 to 226 sites in 2009, and now reach about 183,000 people. Australia has worked with the Governments of Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the World Health Organization (WHO), to improve the prevention and treatment of malaria. Australia helped protect more than 900,000 people from malaria in Burma following cyclone Nargis, by providing insecticide-treated bed nets and insecticide treatment for their houses.
GOALS: Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programs and reverse the loss of environmental resources Reduce biodiversity loss, achieving, by 2010, a significant reduction in the rate of loss Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation Have achieved by 2020 a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers
What’s being done development programs that provided clean drinking water. Australia has been part of global efforts to promote clean energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, help communities adapt to changing environments, and improve access to clean water and sanitation Australia has assisted vulnerable countries in the Pacific region adapt to the unavoidable impacts of climate change by, for example, helping with water security in Tuvalu, ensuring transport infrastructure in Vanuatu is better able to endure climatic extremes, and funding local-level adaptation activities in communities throughout the region