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Mexico has met 74.5 percent of its Millennium Development Goals and is working to achieve the other targets set for 2015, the Foreign Relations Secretariat said.
A report prepared by the technical committee responsible for monitoring the country’s progress found that 100 percent of the goals on 38 of the 51 indicators have been achieved, the secretariat said in a statement.
Favorable progress has been made in achieving the goals on five of the 13 indicators, or 9.8 percent, with the targets expected to be hit in 2015.
Insufficient progress, however, has been made on five other goals and there is not enough information on another to make an evaluation, the secretariat said.
“For the 2013 report, there is a positive outcome, with 84.3 percent of the indicators met or with a high probability of being met in 2015,” the secretariat said.
The Millennium Development Goals were set by the leaders of 189 countries at the United Nations Millennium Summit in New York in 2000 with the objective of improving the world.
The eight goals are to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality and empower women; reduce child mortality; improve maternal health; combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; ensure environmental sustainability; and develop a global partnership for development.
Mexico has met the goals on eight of the nine indicators relating to the elimination of extreme poverty and is making insufficient progress on the ninth, the technical committee’s report said.
The technical committee includes representatives from the Office of the President, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or INEGI, and the National Population Council.