PODCAST: Millennium Development Goals – Global

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At the UN Summit on the MDGs – Millennium Development Goals Madeleine Bunting gathers a roundup of analysis of the summit by global experts. As the United Nations sets its goal on 2015 targets, how will world poverty statistics be impacted? 2015 world predictions point to approximately 1 billion people who will be living under the curse of extreme poverty, malnutrition and lack of opportunity. Can we crawl out of this prediction? This discussion brings this topic to the core in sharing needs for those who live in the poorest parts of the world.

Madeleine is joined by Gobind Nankani, from the London School of Economics, Andy Sumner, from the Institute for Development Studies and Juanita During, from WaterAid to discuss where improvements need to be made to meet the needs of the world’s poorest by the 2015 deadline.

The Guardian’s health editor, Sarah Boseley, attended the summit in New York, and reports back with conclusions from the event.

High on the agenda at the summit was maternal mortality, an area where improvement has been slow since the MDGs were launched in 2000. The panel discusses why issues surrounding women are failing.

So where are we going next for global development?

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Producer: Peter Sale

Host: Madeleine Bunting with reporter Sarah Boseley

Guests: Gobind Nankani, Andy Sumner and Juanita During

Date: 24 September, 2010

Length: 32:23 min


The eight MDGs break down into 21 quantifiable targets that are measured by 60 indicators.

  • 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
  • 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


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