The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 were agreed to by all the world's countries and all the world's leading development institutions in September 2000. Some goals nevertheless, are due as early as 2010. A World Summit was held at the United Nations in 2005 to monitor the developments made in order to achieve these goals.

About the 6th MDG

One specific goal to Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases has been set. The targets cover prevention, access to treatment and care for the orphans. Since the 2001 UNGASS-AIDS Declaration of Commitments and the 2006 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS both state goals to 2010, the MDG 6 is going to be even more important to serve as a beacon towards monitoring country responses to the epidemics and their commitments towards Universal Access.


Another important United Nations meeting is taking place on the second semester of 2010, aiming to speed up efforts by governments and institutions as the main deadline of 2015 approaches and the important deadline of 2010, "universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for all those who need it" has come and has not been reached, this is why civil society must stay alert in order to advocate their governments to increase efforts to reach these goals as soon as possible.

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