Last edited 01 Jul 2024

Millennium Development Goals

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Global Warming of 1.5 ºC, Glossary, published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2018, describes the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as: ‘A set of eight timebound and measurable goals for combating poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, discrimination against women and environmental degradation. These goals were agreed at the UN Millennium Summit in 2000 together with an action plan to reach the goals by 2015.’

The Millennium Development Goals were superseded by 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015.

For more information see: Sustainable Development Goals.

The reportFrom Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals: Laying the base for 2030’, published in 2017, provides an overview of progress on the Millennium Development Goals and sets out baseline data for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.

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