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Latin America: Millennium Development Goals


Millennium Development Goals

The eight Millennium Development Goals were formulated by the United Nations in 2000. They are: to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; to achieve universal primary education; to promote gender equality; to reduce child mortality; to improve maternal health; to control HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; to ensure environmental sustainability; and to develop a global partnership for development.

Amnesty International, which believes that in many countries in the developing world these MDGs will not be fulfilled, has produced three radio programmes in Spanish on the issue. The first programme makes a general evaluation of the MDGs; the second explores particular problems in achieving these goals among indigenous peoples in Latin America and among women in Nicaragua (who suffer particularly severely from sexual violence); and the third looks at the future.


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