Millennium Development Goals
In September 2000, world leaders came together at UN Headquarters in New York to adopt the United Nations Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty by the deadline of 2015.
These time-bound targets have become known as the Millennium Development Goals. With only five years left, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has declared 2010 to be "the year of development", a time to accelerate the process in achieving the following targets (click on the icons for more information):
|Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
gorta's programmes embrace the UN Millennium Development Goals which challenge all of us to respond to tackle poverty, hunger, disease, lack of shelter and exclusion – while promoting gender equality, healthcare, education, environmental sustainability and economic opportunity.