United Nations Development Programme
Our Millennium Development goal is to
Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Environmental Sustainability is about protecting the environment. UNDP's millennium plan is to ensure environmental sustainability is to limit the amount of destruction in the environment such as endangered species, forests and renewable water resources.
The United Nation wants to achive this by 2015 by using clean energy, recycling and not harming the environment
So far more than 1/4 of the world got improved sanitation. But 2.5 billion still dont have basic sanitation.
Around the world 220 million tones of waste is created each year, and only 30% of it is recycled
71% of the world is water but less than 1% is drinkable because it is salt water or just polution.
The eighth millennium goal is to have a global partnership for development. This means that the more developed world will fund the less developed world with life necessities such as, food, clean water, shelter, peacekeeping and health care.
One of the ways the developed countries are developing a global partnership is by decreasing the amount of duty tax paid on importing goods to the developing world. For example,China is importing local fruits and vegetables to Chad. Chad would be shipped the goods and pay for the duty tax. The duty tax is only 3 percent, which means that the total amount for the fruits and vegetables is taxed by only 3 percent. Which is less for the developing countries compared to the developed countries.
One of the ways the developed countries are developing a global partnership is by decreasing the amount of duty tax paid on importing goods to the developing world.
In conclusion, the United Nations Millenium Development Goals have been created to make the world a better place, and ensuring environmental sustainability and a global partnership for development are both important parts of making the less developed world just like the more developed world