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Tourism and the Millennium Development Goals

Tourism and the Millennium Development Goals

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The Millennium Development Goals are eight global targets which range from halving extreme poverty to combating major diseases throughout the world by 2015. How can the travel and tourism industry help to achieve them?

What are the MDGs?

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been agreed to by all the world’s countries and leading development institutions and have galvanized global action to meet the needs of the poorest people on the planet.

By 2015 they aim to:

1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
2. Achieve universal primary education
3, Promote gender equality and empower women
4. Reduce child mortality
5, Improve maternal health
6, Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
7. Ensure environmental sustainability
8. Develop a global partnership for development.

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