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Millennium Development Goals

School boys cheer for the Millennium Development Goals

At the Millennium Summit in September 2000, member states of the United Nations unanimously adopted the Millennium Declaration and reaffirmed their commitment to addressing the global challenges of creating a just, shared, peaceful and prosperous world. This Declaration originated from a series of international summits and conferences in the 1990s through which the United Nations sought to renew its global agenda in the post-cold war era. The Declaration contained numerous commitments to enhance the future of humanity in the new century. The United Nations Secretariat subsequently drafted the list of eight objectives, each with a set of targets and specific indicators.