|End Poverty by 2015|
At the close of the 20th century, governments around the world agreed on common goals for development, known as the Millennium Development Goals.
In 2003, the Royal Government of Cambodia adapted the eight universally agreed MDGs to better suit the realities of the country. Recognising that one major constraint on development is the continued contamination of mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW), the Government added de-mining, ERW and victim assistance as Cambodia's ninth major development goal.
Country-level monitoring in Cambodia tracks the progress made toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Five reports detailing Cambodia's progress in meeting its CMDG targets have been published - the latest in 2010. The 2011 report is expected to be released in the first half of 2012.
Are we on target?
Cambodia is on target to achieve its goals to achieve universal primary education, reduce child mortality and combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other disease. Greater attention needs to be given to promoting gender equality and empower women (particularly to reduce gender based violence and increase womens' representation in top decision-making positions) and improve environmental sustainability (including addressing protection of natural resources). Continued progress is required to ensure that no woman dies giving life in Cambodia, and to continue clearing land of mines and ERW.
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