South Sudan Update Vol 5 Issue 2

16 Aug 2013

POVERTY IS NOT simply a result of inadequate income, but is multifaceted
and systemic. Comprehensive transformational change that focuses on
policy interventions is needed to address the root causes of poverty. The
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), are eight concrete targets set
at the 2000 UN Millennium Summit, where world leaders agreed to halve
global poverty and hunger rates, cut child and maternal deaths, fight
disease, tackle unsafe water and sanitation, expand education and
increase opportunities for girls and women.