Malaysia: Achieving the Millenium Development Goals 2005

15 Jan 2005


World leaders at the United Nations Millennium Summit held in New York in September 2000 resolved to strengthen global efforts for peace, democracy,
good governance, and poverty eradication while continuing to promote the
principles of human rights and human dignity. The Millennium Declaration made
a strong commitment to the right to development, to gender equality and the empowerment of women, to the eradication of the many dimensions of poverty, and to sustainable human development. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) emerged as the principal means of implementing the Declaration.

Since 1970, Malaysia has achieved a number of national developmental goals which coincidentally cover essential elements of the MDGs. These achievements, and the favourable position Malaysia now occupies in economic and social development, owe a great deal to the ground-breaking policies and strategies that were envisioned in the Outline Perspective Plans and systematically implemented through Malaysia’s national five-year plans. A comprehensive account of the policies, strategies, and programmes that have enabled Malaysia to achieve most of the MDGs is given in Malaysia: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: Successes and Challenges.


This publication provides a graphic summary of the progress made. It is aimed at a wider readership.

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