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​At the Millennium Summit in September 2000, the largest gathering of world leaders in history adopted the United Nations (UN) Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets, with a deadline of 2015 that had become known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The MDGs is a global monitoring framework to assess progress in reducing poverty and its-related public concerns of hunger, disease, unmet schooling, gender inequality and environmental degradation.

These priorities are packaged into eight (8) set of measurable and time bound goals, i.e. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; 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; and Develop a global partnership for development.
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​MDGs have become a type of report card for the fight against poverty for the 15 years from 2000 to 2015. The first MDGs report saw Brunei Darussalam’s commitment to the development goals set by the UN Summit and to the time within it were expected to be reached.

​Driven by the vision of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and in the increasing investments in education, health, and infrastructure, supported by its natural resource endowment, the country had risen to 33 out of 177 nations in United Nation Development Programme’s (UNDP) Human Development Index. The MDGs Report 2005 showed that Brunei Darussalam has already achieved almost all of the targets of the MDGs.
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In September 2010, world leaders would gather again at the UN MDGs Summit in New York to review progress, identify obstacles and gaps, and agree on concrete strategies and actions needed if the eight (8) MDGs are to be achieved by 2015.

​​At this juncture, Brunei Darussalam continues its commitment to achieve the MDGs in supporting of universal accepted human values, rights to basic education and health, freedom from hunger and shared responsibility to future generations. The MDGs Report 2010 confirmed the achievements of the country, using an updated database.
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​The MDGs Report 2015 concluded that the 15-year global development effort to achieve the eight aspirational goals set out in the Millennium Declaration in 2000 was largely successful across the globe, while acknowledging shortfalls remain. The development landscape in 2015, however, also clearly demonstrates the need for the global community to acknowledge new and emerging development trends in both developed and developing nations.

Brunei Darussalam’s final MDGs Report examines the country’s record on the achievement of the MDGs and targets for the past 15 years. The Report’s findings, based on detailed goal-by-goal analysis on the MDGs lead it to conclude that Brunei Darussalam has achieved almost all of the MDGs.

In Summary:

Brunei Darussalam, in summary, has already achieved almost all of the MDG targets whereby in the area of poverty, the extreme of its nature has already been eradicated and the country is progressively improving on equity. The government has introduced and implemented various forms of social safety nets not only for the underprivileged but also for the majority of its population. Health indicators have shown that Brunei Darussalam’s efforts have matched those of the developed nations. Infectious diseases are remarkably eliminated, whereby to date, the worldwide HIV/AIDS pandemic has had little impact on the country. Educational opportunities are also available for girls and boys alike at all levels. Brunei Darussalam has also managed to safeguard its environment and natural resources in a manner consistent with the ideals of sustainable development. In the international arena, Brunei Darussalam continues to be a part of the global partnership for development and supports technical cooperation for the benefit of lesser developed countries.