Millennium Development Goals

United Nations | 2000

One way to improve global governance of the public domain of society and nature is by working on governance codes. Another one is to pursue goals on global public policy issues. Millennium Development Goals – the so-called MDGs, were set by the United Nations in 2000.

In September 2000, building upon a decade of major United Nations conferences and summits, world leaders came together at United Nations Headquarters in New York to adopt the United Nations Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets – with a deadline of 2015 – that have become known as the Millennium Development Goals.

Read the declaration: UN Declaration MDG RES_55_2

They were a first attempt to formulate global targets and they were the predecessors of the current SDGs. 

This publication is part of Ecosystem City: Lessons from the Forest