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Millennium D evelopment G oals. By Karlene Ormsby. Goal one: Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty. Australia has addressed these issues by: D onating $464 million dollars to an initiative. Lifting the agricultural productivity. By improving rural livelihoods

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Millennium Development Goals

By Karlene Ormsby

Goal one: Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty

Australia has addressed these issues by:

  • Donating $464 million dollars to an initiative.

  • Lifting the agricultural productivity.

  • By improving rural livelihoods

  • Building community resilence.

Goal two: achieve universal primary education

Australia has addressed these issues by:

  • improve the functioning of national education systems to enable more girls and boys to complete primary school and progress to higher levels of education

  • improve the relevance and quality of education, including in vocational and technical education, so students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for life and productive employment.

Goal three: promote gender equality and empower women.

Australia has addressed these issues by:

  • By improving the health and wellbeing of

  • In east Timor, many woman and children benefited from better access to drinking water through AusAidsupport.

  • providing policy makers and health workers with a tool to help them respond in a practical way to the many economic, social, legal, political and cultural disadvantages women with HIV/AIDS face.

  • In Fiji, Australian support has helped give women who have been subjected to violence somewhere to go to get help.

Goal four: reduce child morality

  • supported the work of the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital

  • women and children on the outer islands of Kiribati gained better access to health care through a joint Australia, United Nations Population Fund and the European Union assisted program.

  • In Bangladesh, Australia has helped more children to attend school.

  • Improving child nutrition has been an important part of Australia's fight against child mortality in the region.

  • Australia has helped deliver successful child vaccination programs in developing countries over the past decade

Goal five: improve maternal health

  • Australia has supported the training of birth attendants and midwives in the Asia-Pacific region over the past ten years.

  • Programs to improve health services in remote areas have helped give rural women better health support.


  • targeting major causes of child and maternal mortality and morbidity

  • making a strong contribution in the family planning and reproductive health sector on the basis of a voluntary and non-coercive policy

  • improving HIV prevention and care activities.


  • Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programs and reverse the loss of environmental resources

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