MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN AFRICA

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AFRICA AND THE
MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS


"We will have time to reach the Millennium Development Goals – worldwide and in most, or even all, individual countries – but only if we break with business as usual. We cannot win overnight. Success will require sustained action across the entire decade between now and the deadline. It takes time to train the teachers, nurses and engineers; to build the roads, schools and hospitals; to grow the small and large businesses able to create the jobs and income needed. So we must start now. And we must more than double global development assistance over the next few years. Nothing less will help to achieve the Goals."
United Nations Secretary-General
Kofi A. Annan


What are the objectives of the UN Millennium Development Goals

1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Reduce by half the proportion of people living on less than a dollar a day
Reduce by half the proportion of people who suffer from hunger

2. Achieve Universal primary education
Ensure that all boys and girls complete a full course of primary schooling

3. Promote gender equality and empower women
Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education preferably by 2005, and at all levels by 2015

4. Reduce child mortality
Reduce by two thirds the mortality rate among children under five

5. Improve maternal health
Reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio

6. Combat HIV; AIDS; malaria and other diseases
Halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS
Halt and begin to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases

7. Ensure environmental sustainability
Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes; reverse loss of environmental resources
Reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water
Achieve significant improvement in lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers, by 2020

8. Develop a global partnership for development
*Develop further an open trading and financial system that is rule-based, predictable and non-discriminatory, includes a commitment to good governance, development and poverty reduction— nationally and internationally
*Address the least developed countries' special needs. This includes tariff- and quota-free access for their exports; enhanced debt relief for heavily indebted poor countries; cancellation of official bilateral debt; and more generous official development assistance for countries committed to poverty reduction
*Address the special needs of landlocked and small island developing States
*Deal comprehensively with developing countries' debt problems through national and international measures to make debt sustainable in the long term *In cooperation with the developing countries, develop decent and productive work for youth
*In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries
*In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies— especially information and communications technologies

Let’s all contribute to this initiative – positively!

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INTERESTING PAPERS AND LINKS

                   UNITED NATIONS MILLENNIUM DECLARATION
                   TOP-DOWN/BOTTOM-UP FERTILIZATION - TDPI - Trade, Development and Poverty Reduction Initiatives
                   Business solutions in support of the Millennium Development Goals - WBCSD



The Foundation for the Development of Africa
"Participation Builds Unity"
The Foundation for the Development of Africa

"MADE IN AFRICA - FOR AFRICA"

THE FOUNDATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICA
is a private, 'not-for-profit', non-membership, organisation actively serving Africa by promoting processes conducive to sustainable development ......throughout Africa - with the emphasis on sustainability!
This organisation is currently rated as one of the most proactive Sustainable Business Development Organisations in Africa!
Serving Africa since 1999.

We are actively involved with promoting the
AFRICAN RENEWAL PROGRAMME

However -
We firmly believe that sustainable development is a process that must start from within - Africa needs to "partner" with herself first!
We also prefer the phrase: "Lets create wealth" rather than "Lets alleviate poverty"
Our initiatives include enabler 'showcasing'; networking opportunities; business opportunities; investment opportunities; promotion of special projects; dissemination of business information; joint venture initiatives and a range of value added services - all to serve

AFRICA!

We facilitate processes, including networking sessions that would lead to sustainable development, hence our motto:
"Nothing is as ‘powerful’ as the Human Network"

"Sustainable Development is the action and/or act of bringing people and/or processes into position for the effective use in the support and/or delivery of efforts, conducts and the cause!"

All our efforts are privately funded!

Peter METCALFE
1999


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