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UN-Millennium Development Goals 2015

Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger by Adam Pindur

Contents

1. Introduction 3 2. The path towards the Millennium Declaration 4 3. Millennium Development Goals 5 4. Global Poverty: Facts and figures 6 5. Measures against global poverty 8 6. Conclusion 10 7. Bibliography 11

„Those who has seen the world's poorest people, feels rich enough to help“
Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) www.eineweltfüralle.de Introduction

At the Millennium Summit of the UN in September 2000, Heads of State and Government of the world, decided to reduce the number of people living in extreme poverty by half until 2015. Never before have governments and international organizations, businesses and civil society organizations announced in this form to a common goal, and moved so the fight against poverty in the focus. The implementation of the Millennium Development Goals will be handled by many organizations and government institutions such as the BMZ (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development). I will set my focus on the fight against poverty and mention the actions of the Millennium Declaration Goals. At first I will present the historical development from 1990 until 2000, the year of the Millennium Summit. After a presentation of the Millennium Declaration Goals, I will introduce facts and figures on global poverty. Then I will show concrete measures to tackle the problem. We will see that there are many barriers that must be overcome. At the end I will take a conclusion.

The path towards the Millennium Declaration

On the 8th of September 2000, the Millennium Declaration was proclaimed by the 55th UN General Assembly. The 189 member states were represented mostly by their heads of state or government. (BMZ, 2011) The Millennium Summit is the…...

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