The Success of Millennium Development Goals

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Introduction The United Nations Organization (UNO) has been at work for decades in order to make this world a better place to live in. This is done by giving the leaders from every country to come up and discuss the global happenings on a neutral platform in order to make sure that the concerns and the difficulties of each country are properly heard. Similarly, one aspect of the UNO is to monitor the global events by itself and, when the time comes, should interfere to make sure that such events do not have a long term impact on the political stability on the region. With the start of the new millennium, the UNO took a very positive initiative in setting a target year in which eight of the world’s most critical problems had to be resolved. The Millennium Summit as it was named was focused on making sure that the world becomes a better place to live in where some of the global problems are eradicated by the countries helping each other. The summit set forth eight goals which were to be achieved by 2015 and named them as the Millennium Development Goals. This was a very positive approach taken by the UNO in order to make sure that the world is a better place to live in the new millennium. The Success of the Millennium Development Goals The start of 2011 signifies that the countries are left with only 5 more years to make sure that they are able to achieve all of the 8 MDGs in order to make sure that they have made themselves a better place to live in for their people (Ditton & Lehane 2009). A fact which has to be kept in mind is that there have been a number of major events which have changed a number of global aspects. Out of these factors, one of them is the September 2001 attacks which happened a year after the MDGs were ... ... middle of paper ... ...ics: An International Journal , 37-48. Haines, A., & Cassels, A., 2004, Can The Millennium Development Goals Be Attained? BMJ: British Medical Journal, 394-397. James, J., 2006, Misguided Investments in Meeting Millennium Development Goals: A Reconsideration Using Ends-Based Targets. Third World Quarterly, 443-458. James, J., 2007, Productivity Indicators for the Rural Poor in Developing Countries. Social Indicators Research, 535-553. Rehfuess, E., Mehta, S., & Prüss-Üstün, A., 2006, Assessing Household Solid Fuel Use: Multiple Implications for the Millennium Development Goals. Environmental Health Perspecives, 373-378. Williams, B. G., Granich, R., Chauhan, L. S., Dharmshaktu, N. S., & Wachter, K. W., 2005, The Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Control of Tuberculosis in India. Proceedings of the National Acedemy of Sciences of the United States of America, 9619-9624.
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