MDG Report 2008

MDG Report 2008

On 11 September 2008, the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched The Millennium Development Goals Report 2008. This report was one of the key inputs for the High-Level Event on the Millennium Development Goals held on 25 September 2008.

The Report is the most comprehensive global assessment of progress as of August 2008. It is based on work carried out by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on the official MDG Indicators. It provides hard evidence for each of the eight MDGs, showing what has been accomplished so far in each of the world’s major geographic regions. It outlines what the world needs to do to succeed by 2015. The Report may be accessed in the other UN official languages.

Addendum to the MDG Report 2008

An addendum to the Report reflects the data on global poverty released by the World Bank after the publication of the Report. These show that the number of extremely poor people in the world fell from 1.8 billion in 1990 to 1.4 billion in 2005 and that the proportion of extremely poor people fell from 41.7 per cent to 25.7 per cent over the same period. If progress continues at this pace until 2015, the world will achieve the overarching Goal of reducing extreme poverty by half.

Posted: Thursday 11 Sep 2008 | 10:22 AM
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