UN Millenium Project

The UN Millennium Project


The UN Millennium Project is an independent advisory body commissioned by the UN Secretary-General to advise the UN on strategies for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the set of internationally agreed upon targets for reducing poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination against women by 2015.

Headed by Professor Jeffrey Sachs, the UN Millennium Project is an independent advisory body and has recently presented its report, Investing in Development: A Practical Plan to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals, to the Secretary-General. The research of the Millennium Project is performed by more than 265 development experts through 10 Task Forces. Each Task Force comprises independent experts drawn from academia, the public and private sectors, civil society organizations, and UN agencies. A small secretariat housed at the UN Development Programme Headquarters facilitates and coordinates the work of the Task Forces.

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Reports about the UN millenium Development Project

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Investing in Development

Investing in Development brings together the core recommendations of the UN Millennium Project. By outlining practical investment strategies and approaches to financing them, the report presents an operational framework that will allow even the poorest countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.

Report: Investing in Development. A practical plan to achieve the Millenium Development Goals (pdf)

In larger freedom

In this report the UN put forward a comprehensive deal for tackling poverty, security threats and human rights abuses while overhauling the United Nations through a set of recommendations slated for action by national leaders .

In Larger Freedom: Towards development, security and human rights for all (pdf)

This report draws on the recommendations of the UN Millennium Project.