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The MDGs

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Daniel Harrison

on 24 February 2013

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The Millennium Development Goals What Are The Millennium Development Goals? The MDGs are a group of eight goals that were set by The United Nations in the year 2000. They were set to improve the world and its inhabitants. 2015 is the deadline the UN set for these goals to be completed and some are close to completion but others are not. 189 countries and over 23 organizations agreed to attempt to complete these goals and more have joined over time.
The goals are:
1.Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger.
2.Achieving universal primary education.
3.Promoting gender equality and empowering women.
4.Reducing child mortality rates.
5.Improving maternal health.
6.Combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases
7.Ensuring environmental sustainability.
8.Developing a global partnership for development. 1.Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger. Since the year 2000 many countries and organizations have been trying to complete the MDGs especially the first one, eradicating extreme poverty and hunger.
This goal is well underway to being completed but there are things that still need to be done to actually complete it.

One way of eradicating extreme poverty is by giving money to charity. No one can make people give to charity but what they can do is make people aware of what's going on in the developing countries. This helps people is places such as Africa to survive in the short term. Bill Gates the owner of Microsoft has been trying to complete this goal by working with people in Africa and financially supporting a lot of them.
About two weeks ago Bill Gates tweeted this graph, which illustrates that the percentage of people living on less than $1.25 has reduced since 1990.This proves that this goal is well on its way to being completed. Governments from different countries should set up food programs for the countries in poverty. This will eradicate global hunger because the food will be distributed evenly. Throughout the world the food is distributed very unevenly. Some countries population are obese while others are starving. If some of the countries did this, there wouldn't be a problem at all. Setting up a series of food banks in the struggling countries would also reduce hunger because there would be a constant supply of food for the people. These would be funded by the supporting countries who agreed to help achieve the MDGs.
Building artificial growing environments would also benefit the people because they would then be able to grow there own food. (Subsistence Farming). Although this method would cost more it would work better because it would also provide independence as well as food for that country. By doing these three thing, this goal can easily be completed. It may not happen by 2015 but it can be done. People living on $1.25 a day has decreased from 47% to 24% already in 23 years. In 2025 it may be below 10%. In the year 2000, 189 countries and over 23 organizations agreed to try and achieve the 8 MDGs by 2015.
Not one of them has yet been completed but some are close to it.
It is now 2013, two years away from the deadline.
How are you going to help achieve the goal 'Eradicating poverty and hunger'. Supporting a single child in a poor African country could make a difference. Even just giving £2 per month could make a difference if everyone did the same. Put yourself in there shoes, how would you feel if you had no food, a hut for a home and no one else in the world was helping you?
Give now to put an END to poverty and global hunger. Six million children under five die every year as a result of hunger. Help put an end to this evil. Are you happy to sit back and watch these children suffer and die young?
You can help. Donate now and save lives. How close are we to completing this goal? Since 1990 people have been trying to eradicate poverty and hunger from the world. In 1990 47% of the worlds population were in poverty. It was reviewed this year that now only 24% is poverty. These figures show that we have nearly halved the amount of people in poverty. So I do believe that we are well on the way to completion but at the same time I think there is still some work that needs to be done for the 24% that remains.
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