Goal 2 Achieve universal education The second Millennium Development Goal calls

Goal 2 achieve universal education the second

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Goal 2: Achieve universal education The second Millennium Development Goal calls for achieving universal primary education. Progress is assessed against the target of ensuring that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary school. Target: Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling.
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Lesson 18, page 22 Canadian and World Issues CGW4U-A Copyright © 2007 The Ontario Educational Communications Authority. All rights reserved. Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women The Millennium Declaration resolves to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women as basic human rights. The Declaration also maintains that giving women their fair share is the only way to combat poverty, hunger, and disease effectively and to stimulate truly sustainable development. Progress toward this goal is assessed by measuring gender equality in three areas: education, employment, and political decision-making. No specific target was established. Goal 4: Reduce child mortality The fourth Millennium Development Goal calls for reducing child mortality. Progress is assessed against the target of reducing by two-thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate. Target: Reduce by two-thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate. Goal 5: Improve maternal health Complications during pregnancy and childbirth are a leading cause of death and disability among women of reproductive age in developing countries. The fifth Millennium Development Goal calls for improving maternal health. Progress is assessed against the target of reducing by three-quarters, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality ratio. Target: Reduce by three-quarters, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality rate. Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases. The sixth Millennium Development Goal calls for stopping and reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other major diseases, including tuberculosis. Not surprisingly, all three of these diseases are concentrated in the poorest countries. They could be controlled largely through education, prevention, and, when illness strikes, intervention. Target: Halt and begin to reverse by 2015 the spread of HIV/AIDS.
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Copyright © 2007 The Ontario Educational Communications Authority. All rights reserved. Canadian and World Issues CGW4U-A Lesson 18, page 23 Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability Reversing the loss of environmental resources, including forests, biological diversity, and the earth’s ozone layer, is among the targets for seventh Millennium Development Goal, along with provision of safe water, adequate sanitation, and decent, affordable housing for the world’s poor. Target: Integrate the principles of sustainable development into national policies and programs and reverse the loss of environmental resources. Goal 8: Develop a global partnership for development The Millennium Declaration embodies partnership between developed and developing countries. The eighth Millennium Development Goal calls for more official development assistance, measures to ensure debt sustainability in the long term, an open, equitable, rule- based, predictable, and non-discriminatory multilateral
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