Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations 2015
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are the eight international development goals that were established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000, following the adoption of the United Nations Millennium Declaration. The declaration obliges UN member states to be committed to fighting poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy and discrimination against women. The MDGs confirmed the International Community’s resolve to achieve sustainable development through achieving global aspirations. After the United Nations Millennium Declaration, a monitoring mechanism to follow up on the progress of the achievement of the following eight MDGs:
- Goal 1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty
- 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
Since the announcement of the United Nations Declaration on the Millennium Development Goals, the Kingdom of Bahrain has been keen on adopting the international visions in this area in accordance with its national plans and development policies. It has done its utmost to achieve these goals out of it strong belief in the importance of international development work whose goals match its national goals set in the vision and strategy of Bahrain, 2030.
Moreover, the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the National Action Charter have guaranteed the right to protect the environment and achieve a balance between the requirements of development and socio-economic aspects. As a result, the needed laws and legislation have been enacted. Also, government bodies and committees have been formed to develop programs, policies and strategies for sustainability in social, economic and environmental areas. The government’s executive institutions have been structured and provided with qualified competencies and the necessary tools to implement policies and strategies for sustainability. As a result, the Kingdom of Bahrain has issued its national reports on follow up on the progress of its efforts to achieve the millennium development goals on a regular basis, and the last was issued in 2015.