At the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000, eight Millennium Development Goals were established. They’re all aimed at creating a better world. The goals range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education.Results of the Millennium Development GoalsThe Millennium Development Goals were formed at the Millennium Summit in 2000, and all shared the same target year: 2015. They were followed by the Sustainable Development Goals, which we elaborated in an earlier blog post. But were the Millennium Goals successfully concluded? Each goal had specific targets and dates for achieving those targets. Progress towards reaching the goals differs between countries. Brazil achieved many of the goals, while others didn’t realize any. Among the most successful countries are superpowers like China, whose poverty population declined from 452 million to 278 million, and India. The World Bank estimated that goal 1A, halving the proportion of people living on less than $1 a day, was achieved as early as in 2008 mainly due to the results from these two countries.