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Need a refresher on the 8 Millennium Development Goals?

If you want to get beyond the statistics to the human story of the Millennium Development Goals, start here.

From Jamaican dairy farmers, to Sri Lankan students, to pregnant women in Bangladesh, these videos give a wide-ranging, but specific sense of how people are contending with a lack of basic necessities. To understand why 189 countries committed themselves to the 8 MDGs, and to understand where we’re making progress, take a look at these terrific videos from the United Nations Millennium Campaign.

MDG 1 End Poverty and Hunger

MDG 2 Universal Education

MDG 3 Gender Equality

MDG 4 Child Health

MDG 5 Maternal Health


MDG 7 Environmental Sustainability

MDG 8 Global Partnership

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Vanessa Levine-Smith


From book publishing to exhibit design, I have been working in media for four years as an editor, writer, researcher and project manager. I am currently working on a series of essays based on a trip through India and doing freelance projects with the design and non-profit worlds. I am happy to be assisting the incredible media team at UNFPA.

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