MDG goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Halve between 1990 and 2015 the proportion of people earning less than $1 a day and the proportion of people suffering from hunger. The goal also aims for achieving full and productive employment for all
Will it be met? The U.N. is confident poverty levels will be halved, but the recent food crisis has pushed the hunger target off track
MDG goal 2: Achieve universal primary education
Ensure that all children, both boys and girls, are able to attend and complete a full course of primary schooling. The goal looks at the net enrolment rates and the proportion of pupils starting in grade 1 and reaching the last year of school
Will it be met?
Not likely. Despite major gains in enrolment, the pace of progress is too slow to ensure all children complete primary school. High drop-out rates are making the goal unachievable
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MDG goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
Eliminate gender disparity in all levels of education by 2015, based on the ratios of girls to boys in primary, secondary and tertiary education; increase the number of women in paid employment outside the agricultural sector and increase the number of female MPs
Will it be met? No, unless the pace of progress increases dramatically
Ray Chambers, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Malaria will be speaking this afternoon, but first we will hear from Susan Smith Ellis, CEO of RED.
Ellis says she is aware of power and potential of social media for building networks.
RED CEO Susan Ellis says that eventually there will be a pre-eminent philanthropic social network
RED CEO Susan Ellis says that over half a million tweets turned RED on World Aids Day
Beyond a reasonable doubt, social media has emerged as a tremendous force, RED CEO Susan Ellis says
MDG goal 4: Reduce child mortality
Reduce by two-thirds the under-five mortality rate and increase the number of one-year-olds immunised against measles
Will it be met? Not likely. The pace of progress is too slow to reach the target, and gains made in immunisation will be lost without a renewed funding commitment