By 2015 all United Nations Member States have pledged to:

Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Reduce by half the proportion of people living on less than a dollar a day.
  • Reduce by half the proportion of people who suffer from hunger.
Achieve universal primary education
  • Ensure that all boys and girls complete a full course of primary schooling.
Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education preferably by 2005, and at all levels by 2015.
Reduce child mortality
  • Reduce by two thirds the mortality rate among children under five.
Improve maternal health
  • Reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio.
Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS.
  • Halt and begin to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases.
Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes; reverse loss of environmental resources.
  • Reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water.
  • Achieve significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum-dwellers by 2020.
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 decent and 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.
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