The Millennium Declaration Goals were set through the Millennium Declaration upon completion of the Millennium Summit that took place in New York on June 6-8, 2000 at the UN Headquarters. The Summit focused on the contribution of citizens towards the poorest countries to improve quality of life by 2015, while the Secretary-General made reference to a relevant principle in his Millennium Report, according to which the human factor is paramount and should always be considered in relation to any action. More specifically, the 8 Millennium Declaration Goals consisted of:

  • Eliminating extreme poverty and hunger
  • Achieving access to and provision of primary education at universal level
  • Promoting gender equality and empowering women
  • Reducing child mortality rates
  • Improving maternal health
  • Fighting against HIV / AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Ensuring environmental sustainability
  • Developing a global development partnership.