In September 2000, the leaders of 189 nations met at UN Headquarters inNew   Yorkto approve the Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and establishing a series of time-bound goals known as the Millennium Development Goals, whose deadline was set for 2015.

To know more about the Millennium Development Goals click on: United Nations Development Programme

Achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 is a difficult but not impossible task. It largely depends on the fulfilment of the goal concerning global partnership for development. The current economic crisis which is affecting a large number of developed countries must not slow down or revert the progress made.

If you want to know about the evolution of the goals click on: 2012 Report. Millennium Development Goals.