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Conference To Explore U.N. Millennium Development Goals

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Executive Summary

In 2000, the United Nations estimated that more than a billion people worldwide lived in extreme poverty, a condition that organization described as "Abject and dehumanizing" - translating into starvation, disease and death. In that same year, 189 world leaders came together at U.N. Headquarters in New York to commit their nations to a new global partnership dedicated to alleviating dire poverty. They created "Eight goals for humanity" to be accomplished by 2015, which came to be known as the Millennium Development Goals, a concerted effort to help the least advantaged among the world's population.

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