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G8 UN Millennium Development Goals: Intro

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MDG Progress Index

This interactive MDG web tool (from the Center for Global Development)  provides a graphic illustration of each country's progress toward the highly ambitious MDG targets. Users can examine performance trends for either this year or last year across each core MDG indicator. Moreover, the tool now includes a comparison of year-over-year changes in performance trends.

UN Direct Links

MDG Report 2012

The Millennium Development Goals Report directly from the UN contains the most recent efforts and statistics for each goal.  Above is a link to the report's basic webpage.  On the right of the webpage, you can download the report to your computer.

NOTE: This report is super in-depth, but it is the most current information about the UN's efforts from the UN itself.  Take your time with it and ask questions if you need help understanding the material.  

Created by Nadine Bailey

This guide was created by Nadine Bailey between November 2013 and June 2015.

Please report any problems or missing links to for changes and updates.

MDG Goals update

Useful Links and Websites

  • Center for Global Development
    Conducts research and analysis on a wide range of topics related to how policies and actions of the rich and powerful affect poor people in the developing world. Examples include aid effectiveness, climate change, education, globalization, health, migration and trade. Drawing on our research, we actively engage with thought leaders, policymakers, and others to move our ideas to action.
  • CIA World Factbook
    The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
  • The Global Fund to Defeat AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malari
    An international financing institution that fights AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria with a 21st century approach: partnership, transparency, constant learning and results-based funding.
    The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, is an innovative partnership that leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
  • United Nations Millennium Development Goals
    The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. From this site, explore the efforts of the UN and its partners for building a better world.
  • United Nations _ Millennium Goals Indicators
    This site presents the official data, definitions, methodologies and sources for more than 60 indicators to measure progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. The data and analyses are the product of the work of the Inter-agency and Expert Group (IAEG) on MDG Indicators, coordinated by the United Nations Statistics Division. You will also find the official progress reports and documents produced by IAEG. Links to related sites and documents and constantly updated news will keep you up to date with the ongoing activities on MDG monitoring.
  • World Health Organization
    Find information on health topics; data and statistics; publications; countries; programs and projects; and about WHO

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MDG Interactive

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