The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the UN’s most prominent initiative for improving social and economic conditions in the world’s most impoverished nations, offer a comprehensive strategy for ending poverty and hunger; combating HIV/AIDS; universal education; gender equality; child and maternal health; environmental sustainability; and global partnership-building.
Reuters/Jonathan Ernst - U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with dignitaries at the end of his remarks at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia July 28, 2015.
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