The purpose of Save The Villages, Inc. falls directly in line with goals #2 (to ensure that all boys and girls complete primary schooling by 2015) and #3 (to ensure that girls have the opportunity for education at all levels by 2015) of the eight Millennium Development Goals established by the United Nations.
Millennium Development Goals Overview In September 2000, building upon a decade of major United Nations conferences and summits, world leaders came together at United Nations Headquarters in New York to adopt the United Nations Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets - with a deadline of 2015 - that have become known as the Millennium Development Goals. The eight Millennium Development Goals - which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest.
Millennium Development Goals Overview Goal 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty & Hunger Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality & Empower Women Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria & Other Diseases Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability Goal 8: Develop A Global Partnership For Development