Wednesday, September 7, 2005
The UN 2005 Human Development Report maps the progress towards meeting the Millenium Development Goals set during the 2000 World Summit. The report demonstrates mixed success and failure in making progress towards meeting the MDG. But the world is far off the mark. 2005 UNDP Human Development Report 50 countries are moving backwards, including many sub-Saharan African nations and former Soviet Union countries. If current trends continue, the UN estimates that over 800 million people will be living in "abject poverty" [less than $1/day] in 2015. UNDP Summary See also IPS news item posted by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Time for a "Decisive Breakthrough", UN Urges. See also the Millenium Development Goals. MDG List .
Next week the largest World Summit ever will take place in New York -- 191 countries are scheduled to attend.