The Millennium Development Goals are the most successful global anti-poverty push in history!
With 500 days left to the 15-year target date, learn about the progress that's been made toward these goals so far, what work still needs to be done in the fight against poverty, and where we're headed beyond 2015.
In 2000, the world's countries united with a common objective: to eliminate extreme poverty. They set eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) along with a deadline of December 31, 2015.
Today, we’re 500 days away.
After thirteen and a half years of work toward these goals, more girls are attending school, mothers are receiving the medical care they need, and more children are celebrating their fifth birthdays. The MDGs are the most successful anti-poverty push in history!