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Lesson 12:

Millennium Declaration

The MDG Summit was held during the 65th Session of the General Assembly during its High Level Segment September 20-22, 2010 to further the process of reaching the goals specified by 2015. The MDGs have been, and continue to be a needed focus in the coming years.

This lesson goes of the basics of the MDGs, what they are, what their targets are and how they are connected with the Millennium Declaration.


The Secretary-General’s Millennium Report “We The Peoples”
— http://www.un.org/millennium/sg/report/

The Millennium Assembly
— http://www.un.org/millennium/

The Millennium Summit
— http://www.un.org/en/mdg/summit2010/

2000: Millennium Declaration
— http://www.un.org/millennium/declaration/ares552e.htm

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
— http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/

2010 MDG Summit
— http://www.un.org/en/mdg/summit2010/


  • Which of the MDGs (where applicable) is your NGO contributing to?
  • Find and review the MDG Summit outcome document, read it. What are your thoughts about this document in light of what you now know about the
  • MDGs? ( http://www.un.org/en/mdg/summit2010/ )
  • Go to the NGO responses to the MDG Summit and read some of their responses (don’t read this first… ).
  • What did you discover? (bit.ly/hzirlV )
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