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Millennium Development Goals (MDG)

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France supports a global thematic consultation on environmental sustainability in the post-2015 Development Agenda (December 2012)

Three years from 2015, France is stepping up its efforts to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly in the countries that are furthest from achieving them, while actively taking part in the international reflection on the next post-2015 Development Agenda.

Millennium Development Goals Summit, New York, September 2010

A high-level summit on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) took place on 20, 21 and 22 September 2010 in New-York.

Ten years after the signing of the Millennium Declaration by 189 Heads of States and Governments and five years before final maturity in 2015, this meeting has provided an opportunity to assess progress since 2000 and what remains to be done until 2015 and to analyze the factors of success and failure of policies in support of the MDGs.

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MDG 1 - Reduce by half the proportion of people living on less than a dollar a day and also the proportion of people who suffer from hunger.
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MDG2 - Achieve universal primary education by 2015.
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MDG 3 - Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education preferably by 2005 and at all levels by 2015.
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MDG 4 - Reduce by two thirds the mortality rate among children under 5 by 2015.
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MDG 5 - Reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio from 1990 to 2015.
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MDG 6 - Halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS; halt and begin to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases.Evaluation of France’s action towards achieving the MDG in the healthcare sector (June 2005).
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MDG 7 - Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes; reverse the loss of environmental resources.
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MDG 8 - Develop a global partnership for development.

-  Speech delivered by M. Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic (September 20, 2010)

-  Declaration by the Leading Group on Innovative Financing for Development (September 21, 2010)

-  Side event by the Global Fund: “The Champions of Global Health” - Speech by Mr. Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs

"At the end of the 1990s, in the countries in the South, getting AIDS meant being condemned to death. The very idea of providing treatment that would allow AIDS victims, wherever they might be, to survive was impossible. Treating those affected was impossible.

As you know, France led the way in this struggle by implementing the first International Therapeutic Solidarity Fund in 1998. This was proof that access to treatments for the three pandemics, AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis was not only a moral duty, but also an achievable objective."

For further information :

Website of the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations

The online atlas on MDGs of the World Bank

MDGs Homepage on the United Nations website

The MDGs on the United Nations Development Programme website

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