2.2.5 United Nations Millennium Declaration.

The UN has set 2015 as the deadline for achieving most of its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These goals provide concrete and numerical benchmarks for tackling extreme poverty in its many dimensions. The first goal is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, the second is to achieve universal primary education and eradication of illiteracy, and the eighth goal is to develop a global partnership for development. The need for ICT connectivity in Indigenous populations is reaffirmed by these three goals. Nevertheless, as the deadline approaches, the world is immersed in an unprecedented economic crisis. A 2009 report, which keeps track of the progress toward meeting the MDG goals, can be found at the following webpage: