Reducing poverty, promoting prosperity and protecting the planet
United Nations development efforts profoundly affect the lives and well-being of millions of people throughout the world. They are based on the conviction that lasting international peace and security are possible only if the economic prosperity and the well-being of people everywhere is assured.

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

In September 2000, world leaders committed their nations to 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to be achieved by 2015. These goals range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education. To attain them the Secretary General has launched different initiatives, including the Zero Hunger Challenge.


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Sustainability calls for a decent standard of living for everyone without compromising the needs of future generations. The UN is working with governments and civil society to shape an ambitious sustainable development framework and create the Future We Want. To get the latest information on these matters, visit the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform.

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14th Infopoverty World Conference

This year, under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Italy, the World Conference came together at the UN headquarters, April 10-11, 2014 and was focused on How the digital innovations can accelerate the achievement of the millennium development goals and help launch the sustainable development goals

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