The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were set out in 2000 and agreed to by the 192 member states of the United Nations. By signing up to these targets, governments of the world have committed to working to lift around 500 million people out of poverty by the year 2015.
As the latest round of UNFCCC talks on climate change draw to a close today, Oxfam warns that there has been a clear lowering of expectations ahead of the next UN climate summit in Cancun which will stall the progress needed unless negotiations step up several gears.
World leaders made no real commitments to ensure universal access to prevention, treatment and care for AIDS at this week's International AIDS conference in Vienna.
Climate change in Malawi is pushing people further into poverty and women are suffering most, according to our new report (Wed June 17).