EU contribution to the millennium development goals
Key results from European Commission programmes
In the year 2000, the European Unon (EU) joined world leaders at the United Nations Millennium Summit in a pledge to reduce global poverty and save millions of lives. Leaders of 189 countries agreed on eight specific goals to be achieved by 2015. This publication illustrates how European Commission financed programmes have contributed to the millennium development goads (MDGs). Results cited cover the period 2004-2012.