“There is now a real danger that the Millennium Development Goals will be remembered as empty words. This can only fuel the cynicism with which so many people in developing countries already regard rich countries’ expressions of concern.”
"We are the first generation to possess the resources, knowledge and skills to eliminate poverty. Experience shows that where there is strong political resolve, we see progress. And where there is partnership, there are gains."
The Millennium Development Goals represent the basic human dignities and rights which every one of us should enjoy – to escape from hunger and extreme poverty, to have a decent education, to have good health and medical care and to give birth safely, to live in fairness and equality in an environment we are taking care of.
In 2000, the world came together to make its biggest promise ever – to build a better world for humanity by 2015. The Millennium Declaration was a milestone in cooperation, committing the 189 member states of the United Nations to ambitious but achievable targets.