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On the Millennium Development Goals

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The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were eight time-bound goals providing concrete, numerical benchmarks for tackling extreme poverty in its many dimensions.

The MDGs included goals and targets on income poverty, hunger, maternal and child mortality, disease, inadequate shelter, gender inequality, environmental degradation and the Global Partnership for Development.

Adopted by world leaders in the year 2000 with the attention of being achieved by 2015, the MDGs were both global and local, tailored by each country to suit specific development needs. 

The eight MDGs below in turn broke down into 21 quantifiable targets that were measured by 60 indicators.

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There's no such thing as a glass ceiling for women. It's just a thick layer of men - Laura Liswood, Council of Women World Leaders

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The feeling of strangeness which she conveyed, and yet of having known her always, was a characteristic of that figure which later came to symbolise for me the whole essence of womanhood - Memories, Dreams and Reflections, Flamingo edition 1989, p 19

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Women speak and hear a language of connection and intimacy, and men speak and hear a language of status and independence. Men communicate to obtain information,establish their status, and show independence. Women communicate to create relationships, encourage interaction, and exchange feelings - Judy Rosener, America?s Competitive Secret