Millennium Development Goals

Millennium Development Goals - The sixth goal set in 2000...

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Eric Cohen Millennium Development Goals 1/20/10 The Millennium Development Goals are global expectations taken from the Millennium Declaration to be completed by 2015. The Millennium Declaration, which embodies the eight development goals, was signed in 2000 by 147 Heads of States and adopted by 189 countries in total. Within the eight goals, there are 21 quantifiable targets that can be measured by 60 different indicators that can keep track of our progress. The three main areas the goals aim to improve upon are poverty reduction, health issues, and sustainable development. Although it is urgent that we reach these goals, they still recognize the importance of staying within the boundaries of democracy, peace, and human rights. The completion of these goals is also dependent on a strong global relationship between developing and developed countries. International leaders are confident that we can reach these goals with a concerted global effort.
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Unformatted text preview: The sixth goal set in 2000 was to reduce diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, and other infectious diseases. The HIV/AIDS disease has been an especially devastating disease in Africa since it first appeared in the early 80’s. Many African countries are developing and have struggled to combat the disease. One task set by the Millennium development Goals is to educate people on how to use condoms and make them available to people. There has also been more treatment and diagnosis in the past decade. Since 2000, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Africa has gone down, but there are more cases since the population has grown. The problem is being recognized around the world and has finally stopped increasing. By 2015, the prevalence among the population should be considerably lower with a more educated and responsible population....
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