In 2000, countries around the world agreed to work together to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
These 8 goals were seen not only as desirable but also achievable by 2015 if developed and developing countries worked together in a concerted effort.
Palms Australia too is committed to achieving the Millennium Development Goals and then continuing the work to “Make Poverty History”.
Each of our volunteers is working in partnership with local communities to achieve some of these goals. At times the volunteers contribute to sustainable development in other ways beyond the scope of the MDGs, but the importance of achieving these goals is central to our work.
The 8 MDGs are:
Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty
Achieve Universal Primary Education
Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
Reduce Child Mortality
Improve Maternal Health
Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Develop a Global Partnership for Development
Click on any of the MDG icons above to see how Palms’ volunteers are contributing to achieving the goal.