The Millennium Development Goals Report 2006

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2006  

The United Nation Report on progress towards the MDGs was released on 3 July 2006. The report presents the latest assessment on how far we have come, and how far we have to go in reaching the goals, in each of the world’s regions. With less than a decade left to meet the MDG targets, the United Nations said that there were ‘‘staggering’‘ obstacles to succeeding and conditions in many poor countries were actually worsening. The report found that while global incidence of extreme poverty has declined, some 140 million more people have entered that category in sub-Saharan
Africa. More people are also going hungry in the region, which has seen only modest improvements in child mortality and maternity rates in the past six years. The report noted some improvement in access to primary education and other areas. Source: John Daly.