|More children have access to clean water than ever before, |
but many still miss out, particularly the poorest
Nearly 15 years ago, the global community rallied behind eight goals in the hopes of building a better and more prosperous world. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set measurable targets and a 2015 deadline for achieving them. During my 33 years with UNICEF I have witnessed the challenges and remarkable accomplishments made throughout the world, and the MDGs have over the last 15 years been a great driver of progress.
As that deadline draws near, UNICEF has examined global data to determine whether children now have a greater chance to survive and thrive than they did when the goals were set in 2000. The results, showcased in UNICEF’s Progress for Children report, clearly show that despite significant achievements, millions of the world’s most vulnerable children have not benefitted from development efforts in the past 15 years.