UNDP Iran and the MDGs
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are an agreed set of goals that can be achieved through the coordination and contribution of work between different actors. While developing countries have pledged to govern better, and invest in their people through health care and education, developed countries have pledged to support them, through aid, debt relief, and fairer trade. The goals that were formulated in 2000 at the UN Millennium Summit are set to be achieved by 2015. These should not be considered as mere development objectives as they encompass universally accepted human values and rights such as; freedom from hunger, the right to basic education, the right to health and a responsibility towards future generations.
UNDP in Iran aspires to support the government in its efforts towards meeting the MDGs. While the country is currently on the track for meeting many of these goals, the national averages reveal significant disparities between the rich and the poor, the young and the old, men and women as well as inhabitants of different regions. While the latest statistical data on the progress of Iran towards the MDGs is based on the last MDG report published in 2006, the continuous progress towards these goals can be seen through the achievement and results of UNDP’s various projects in the country. For more information please check stories under "Project Highlights".
Current MDG status in the I. R. of Iran
The current MDG status in the I. R. of Iran is based on the latest MDG report published in 2006. On the basis of this report, please find below a summary of how Iran is doing, the latest statistical data and the challenges identified for each MDG.
|Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger|
How's Iran doing?
The data announced by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran concludes that MDG 1 has nearly been met in the Country. This success, which has been registered during the course of the FYDPs, has been due to various factors, such as sustained economic growth, which has naturally led to increases in national income, and reductions in the rate of unemployment, together with the expansion of social security coverage, particularly in the areas of public education, reproductive health and family planning.