In 2000, 189 nations committed themselves to achieving substantial progress in basic areas of human development through the realization of eight overarching Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This engagement would form the backbone of poverty alleviation, and pave the way for a better future for people all over the world.
The eight goals are time-bound, quantitative targets that aim for results by year 2015. The MDGs include: eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, achieving universal primary education, promoting gender equality and empowering women, reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, ensuring environmental sustainability, and developing a global partnership for development.
The Kingdom of Tonga is a signatory to the 2000 Millennium Declaration, the fundamental charter that unites nations on the MDGs. Tonga produced its first MDG status report in 2005, in order to provide, public information and the impetus for social mobilization necessary for the attainment of the MDGs.
Here is a list of the 8 goals under MDG that Tonga has set to achieve by 2015. To view our progress in achieving these goals here in Tonga, click here.
|Millennium Development Goals|
|MDG 1||Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger|
|MDG 2||Achieve Universal Basic Education|
|MDG 3||Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women|
|MDG 4||Reduce Child Mortality|
|MDG 5||Improve Maternal Health|
|MDG 6||Combat HIV/AIDS and Non-communicable Diseases|
|MDG 7||Ensure Environmental Sustainability|
|MDG 8||Develop a Global Partnership for Development|
To download a copy of the 2nd Status Report for MDG's here in Tonga, click here.
In this part of our Ministry website, you will find useful information regarding Tonga's progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. You can also view the various Indicators and their data collected by the MDG Taskforce in preparing the newly launched 2nd MDG Report for 2010.
We hope that this will benefit you as a stakeholder in this international approach towards achieving MDGs and promote human development in Tonga.
'Onetoto 'Anisi (MDG Project Manager)
Ministry of Finance Tonga,Phone: +676 23066, Fax: +676 26011, Address: P.O. Box 87, Nuku'alofa, Tonga