Promoting the Millennium Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific: Meeting the Challenge of Poverty Reduction
United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Publications, 2003 - Asia - 111 pages
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were established by UN member states, as part of the Millennium Declaration in September 2000, including commitments to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, to achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality, reduce child mortality and improve health conditions. This report assesses progress towards accomplishing these objectives in the Asia and Pacific region, and considers future challenges and opportunities. The report reveals considerable variations in achievements by different countries in this diverse region, with striking improvements being made in some areas such as income poverty reduction, as well as disturbingly slow progress in others.
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PROGRESS ON THE MDGs
LIST OF FIGURES
LIST OF BOXES
NATIONAL POLICIES AND
The social MDGs and sustainable
Partnerships for financial resources
LIST OF TABLES continued
Priorities for policy and reform
achieving the MDGs agriculture Asian Bangladesh benefits Bhutan Cambodia capita cent Central Asia Armenia Cook Islands countries in Asia debt Democratic People's Republic Democratic Republic Malaysia donors East and North-East economic growth example exports Fiji gender global goals Governments HIV/AIDS human development important increase Indonesia inequality investment Iran Islamic Republic Japan Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Kiribati Kyrgyzstan Lao People's Democratic LDCs levels malaria Malaysia Maldives Millennium Indicators Database million Myanmar Nepal NGOs North and Central North-East Asia China number of countries OECD Pacific Pakistan Pakistan Sri Lanka Papua New Guinea partnership People's Democratic Republic percentage policies poor population poverty line poverty reduction programmes proportion reduce poverty region Republic of Korea rural Samoa sectors Solomon Islands Source South and South-West South Asia South-East Asia Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Turkey Tajikistan target Thailand Tonga trade Turkmenistan UNDP UNICEF United Nations Uzbekistan Vanuatu women World Bank