Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
192 United Nations member states agreed in 2000 to reach eight international development goals (MDGs) until 2015.
Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education
Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
Goal 4: Reduce child mortality
Goal 5: Improve maternal health
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability
Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development
The malaria-specific goal:
Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases (Goal 6).