The MDG target of cutting in half the proportion of people in the developing world living on less than $1 a day by 2015 remains within reach for the world as a whole. However, this achievement will be largely the result of extraordinary success in Asia, mostly East Asia. In contrast, little progress has been made in reducing extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa.
The targets of Goal 1 of the Millennium Development Goals, to be achieved by the year 2015 are:
1. Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than one dollar a day.
2. Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people.
3. Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger
At the 2000 UN Millennium Summit, world leaders from rich and poor countries alike committed themselves - at the highest political level - to a set of eight time-bound targets that, when achieved, will end extreme poverty worldwide by 2015.
For more information, please visit:
UN Millennium Campaign You Tube page: http://www.youtube.com/mcampaign
Stand up and take action 2010 (17-19 September 2010): http://www.endpoverty2015.org/en/stand-up
We can end poverty 2015 - Millennium Development Goal 1 (http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/poverty.shtml; http://www.endpoverty2015.org/en/goals/end-hunger)