Essay on Mdg Goals

Submitted By zainahyou
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When people think of others issues, values, and their lives, they start appreciating what they have. Just like what Martin Luther King,Jr said ‘’ An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.’’ In September, 2000, the 191 participating countries in the United Nations agreed to try and achieve eight goals by 2015. These goals were: Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger which aims on halving the amount of people earning less than $1 a day, ensuring that everyone who works has a safe job with an acceptable pay and most importantly halving the amount of people who do not have food to eat. As in 2005, millions of people were dying as a result of hunger and approximately 1.4 billion people were living on less than $1.25 a day. (Oxfam International). The second goal aims on achieving universal primary education. Education is what we need to invest the most because when we educate our upcoming generation, we can assure that we will have great minds of intelligent people who will always aim to the best. Therefore by 2015, the MDG is welling to ensure that children in every country at least complete the primary level of school. Furthermore what comes next is promoting gender equality and empowering women. In many parts of the world, women still do not get their full rights and men gets priority in mostly everything. Therefore, the MDG aim to make all the effort needed to assure the equality between men and women, provide better protection for women and promote women rights which include their choices on sexuality, marriage and fertility. Likewise reducing child mortality comes next on the MDG eight goals list. 10 million children die before their fifth birthday…