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The Millennium Development Goals are a set of targets to reduce global poverty and improve living standards by 2015. Click on the tabs below to find out about the targets.
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Target 1: Address the special needs of the least developed countries, landlocked countries and small island developing states.
Target 2: Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system.
Target 3: Deal comprehensively with developing countries' debt.
Target 4: In cooperation with developing countries, develop and implement strategies for decent and productive work for youth.Target 5: In cooperation with pharmaceutical companies, provide access to affordable essential drugs in developing countries.
Target 6: In cooperation with the private sector, make available the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communications.

The final goal is a comprehensive, conceptual objective aimed at finding a combined global strategy to fight poverty.

Rich countries should provide debt-relief, aid, financial stability and access to new technology for developing countries backed by a commitment to free trade and market access.

Poor countries should pursuing sound economic policies and improve their standard of governance and social and physical infrastructure.

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