There is something optimistic about the world, the UN Millennium Development Goals set up in 2000, with the plan to halve poverty by 2015 will not only be met this year, it will be exceeded, thanks to Asia’s rise of middle class, the size of this group currently stands at 500 million and will mushroom to 1.75 billion by 2020. By 2030, there will be no extreme poverty, anywhere in the world.
The Millennium Development Goals will be replaced by Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
The new goals are the result of a three-year process involving 83 national surveys engaging over 7 million people, making it the biggest consultation in UN history. Nations finally agreed on a list of 17 goals. – World Economic Forum