About Palms: Millennium Development Goals

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.


I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands
to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any. - Mohandas Gandhi