Millennium Development Goals Essay

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The millennium development goals are eight goals that every United Nation member and at least 23 international organisations have made an agreed effort to try and reach the goals that have been set out. The main goal that all these countries are trying to achieve is to reduce and halve the poverty rates in the world. These countries and organisations have the responsibility to try and reach these goals by 2015. The eight millennium development goals are to eradicate extreme hunger and poverty, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality and empower women, reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, combat HIV/Aids and other diseases, ensure environmental sustainability and to develop a global partnership for development.
Australia is one of the 189 countries that have taken the millennium declaration and committed to the goals that have been in 2000.

Promote gender equality and empower women
Women are still facing discrimination in access to education, work and economic assets, and participation in government. Around the world, most countries and religion have achieved equality between boys and girls when it comes to education but in some regions the girl’s education are elusive. Women tend to have more vulnerable from of employment and when they do get the jobs only a quarter of them reach the goal of senior management and on average are paid 23% less than men.

Australia has made the MDG the centre of its aid program. The aid program