Jasmine's Place Issue No. 1 - September/October 2012 - Page 31

This commitment was translated into 7 goals as set out below: 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 Improve maternal health Goal 5: Combat HIV/Aids, malaria and other diseases Goal 6: Ensure environmental sustainability Goal 7: Develop a global partnership for development. The target date for the achievement of these goals is 2015. The UN recently released a progress chart which shows an assessment of the progress towards selected key targets. The chart shows that whilst some progress has been made, there is still much to be achieved. You can view the chart here: http://mdgs.un.org/unsd/mdg/Re sources/Static/Products/Progress 2012/Progress_E.pdf In each subsequent issue, we would spotlight areas around the world where action is required to help people in need. This would be done by featuring the great work that charities around the world are already doing that aims to meet the Millennium goals. So, keep a look out for the next issue. JASMINE'S PLACE 32 32