UN Millennium Declaration 2000

Sectors : Domestic resource mobilisation, Aid volume, International trade: market access, subsidies and aid for trade, Debt relief, Investment, Labour migration, Human Rights, Anti-personnel mines, Small and Light Weapons, Peace-building and peacekeeping, Political governance, ICT, Food security, Water and Sanitation, Disaster risk reduction and reconstruction, Forced displacement, Humanitarian assistance, Climate change - general, Environmental degradation and natural resource management, Sustainable development, Gender and political agency, Women's rights, General health and health funding, Maternal health, reproductive health and infant mortality, Health systems, medicines and regulation, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Primary and basic education
Organisation : UN
Date made: 
2000

Commitments in: Financing for Development - Domestic resource mobilisation

“14. We are concerned about the obstacles developing countries face in mobilizing the resources needed to finance their sustained development. We will therefore make every effort to ensure the success of the High-level International and Intergovernmental Event on Financing for Development, to be held in 2001.”

Scope: 
International/Africa

Commitments in: Financing for Development - Debt relief

“28. We resolve therefore:...

...• To take special measures to address the challenges of poverty eradication and sustainable development in Africa, including debt cancellation, improved market access, enhanced Official Development Assistance and increased flows of Foreign Direct Investment, as well as transfers of technology...”

Scope: 
International/Africa

Commitments in: Migration - Labour migration

“25. We resolve therefore:

...• To take measures to ensure respect for and protection of the human rights of migrants, migrant workers and their families, to eliminate the increasing acts of racism and xenophobia in many societies and to promote greater harmony and tolerance in all societies.”

Scope: 
International/Africa

Commitments in: Peace and security - Anti-personnel mines

“9. We resolve therefore:

...• To call on all States to consider acceding to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on Their Destruction, as well as the amended mines protocol to the Convention on conventional weapons.”

Scope: 
International/Africa

Commitments in: Peace and security - Small and Light Weapons

“9. We resolve therefore:...

...• To take concerted action to end illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons, especially by making arms transfers more transparent and supporting regional disarmament measures, taking account of all the recommendations of the forthcoming United Nations Conference on Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons.”

Scope: 
International/Africa

Commitments in: Peace and security - Peace-building and peacekeeping

“8. We will spare no effort to free our peoples from the scourge of war, whether within or between States, which has claimed more than 5 million lives in the past decade. We will also seek to eliminate the dangers posed by weapons of mass destruction.

9. We resolve therefore:

• To strengthen respect for the rule of law in international as in national affairs and, in particular, to ensure compliance by Member States with the decisions of the International Court of Justice, in compliance with the Charter of the United Nations, in cases to which they are parties.

• To make the United Nations more effective in maintaining peace and security by giving it the resources and tools it needs for conflict prevention, peaceful resolution of disputes, peacekeeping, post-conflict peace-building and reconstruction. In this context, we take note of the report of the Panel on United Nations Peace Operations1 and request the General Assembly to consider its recommendations expeditiously.

• To strengthen cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter VIII of the Charter.

• To ensure the implementation, by States Parties, of treaties in areas such as arms control and disarmament and of international humanitarian law and human rights law, and call upon all States to consider signing and ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

• To take concerted action against international terrorism, and to accede as soon as possible to all the relevant international conventions.

• To redouble our efforts to implement our commitment to counter the world drug problem.

• To intensify our efforts to fight transnational crime in all its dimensions, including trafficking as well as smuggling in human beings and money laundering.

• To minimize the adverse effects of United Nations economic sanctions on innocent populations, to subject such sanctions regimes to regular reviews and to eliminate the adverse effects of sanctions on third parties.

• To strive for the elimination of weapons of mass destruction, particularly nuclear weapons, and to keep all options open for achieving this aim, including the possibility of convening an international conference to identify ways of eliminating nuclear dangers.”

Scope: 
International/Africa

Commitments in: Governance - Human Rights

“24. We will spare no effort to promote democracy and strengthen the rule of law, as well as respect for all internationally recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the right to development.

25. We resolve therefore:

• To respect fully and uphold the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
• To strive for the full protection and promotion in all our countries of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights for all.
• To strengthen the capacity of all our countries to implement the principles and practices of democracy and respect for human rights, including minority rights.
• To combat all forms of violence against women and to implement the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women...
...• To work collectively for more inclusive political processes, allowing genuine participation by all citizens in all our countries.
• To ensure the freedom of the media to perform their essential role and the right of the public to have access to information.”

Scope: 
International/Africa

Commitments in: Governance - Political governance

“27. We will support the consolidation of democracy in Africa and assist Africans in their struggle for lasting peace, poverty eradication and sustainable development, thereby bringing Africa into the mainstream of the world economy.

28. We resolve therefore:
• To give full support to the political and institutional structures of emerging democracies in Africa.
• To encourage and sustain regional and subregional mechanisms for preventing conflict and promoting political stability, and to ensure a reliable flow of resources for peacekeeping operations on the continent.”

Scope: 
International/Africa

Commitments in: Infrastructure - ICT

“20. We also resolve:...

...• To ensure that the benefits of new technologies, especially information and communication technologies, in conformity with recommendations contained in the ECOSOC 2000 Ministerial Declaration, re available to all.”

Scope: 
International/Africa

Commitments in: Agriculture - Food security

“19. We resolve further:

• To halve, by the year 2015, the proportion of the world’s people whose income is less than one dollar a day and the proportion of people who suffer from hunger and, by the same date, to halve the proportion of people who are unable to reach or to afford safe drinking water...”

Scope: 
International/Africa

Commitments in: Disaster risk reduction and humanitarian assistance - Humanitarian assistance

“26. We will spare no effort to ensure that children and all civilian populations that suffer disproportionately the consequences of natural disasters, genocide, armed conflicts and other humanitarian emergencies are given every assistance and protection so that they can resume normal life as soon as possible.

We resolve therefore:

• To expand and strengthen the protection of civilians in complex emergencies, in conformity with international humanitarian law.

• To strengthen international cooperation, including burden sharing in, and the coordination of humanitarian assistance to, countries hosting refugees and to help all refugees and displaced persons to return voluntarily to their homes, in safety and dignity and to be smoothly reintegrated into their societies.

• To encourage the ratification and full implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its optional protocols on the involvement of children in armed conflict and on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.”

Scope: 
International/Africa

Commitments in: Environment - Sustainable development

“22. We reaffirm our support for the principles of sustainable development, including those set out in Agenda 21, agreed upon at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.

23. We resolve therefore to adopt in all our environmental actions a new ethic of conservation and stewardship and, as first steps, we resolve:
• To make every effort to ensure the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol, preferably by the tenth anniversary of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 2002, and to embark on the required reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases.
• To intensify our collective efforts for the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.
• To press for the full implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention to Combat Desertification in those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, particularly in Africa.
• To stop the unsustainable exploitation of water resources by developing water management strategies at the regional, national and local levels, which promote both equitable access and adequate supplies.
• To intensify cooperation to reduce the number and effects of natural and manmade disasters.
• To ensure free access to information on the human genome sequence.”

Scope: 
International/Africa

Commitments in: Gender - Gender and political agency

“20. We also resolve:

• To promote gender equality and the empowerment of women as effective ways to combat poverty, hunger and disease and to stimulate development that is truly sustainable.

• To develop and implement strategies that give young people everywhere a real chance to find decent and productive work...

...25. We resolve therefore:...

...• To combat all forms of violence against women and to implement the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women...”

Scope: 
International/Africa

Commitments in: Health - General health and health funding

“19. We resolve further:

...• By 2020, to have achieved a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers as proposed in the “Cities Without Slums” initiative.”

Scope: 
International/Africa

Commitments in: Health - Maternal health, reproductive health and infant mortality

“19. We resolve further:

...by the year 2015...
...•to have reduced maternal mortality by three quarters, and under-five child mortality by two thirds, of their current rates.”

Scope: 
International/Africa

Commitments in: Health - Health systems, medicines and regulation

“20.

...• To encourage the pharmaceutical industry to make essential drugs more widely available and affordable by all who need them in developing countries.

• To develop strong partnerships with the private sector and with civil society organizations in pursuit of development and poverty eradication...”

Scope: 
International/Africa

Commitments in: Health - HIV/AIDS

“19. We resolve further:

...by the year 2015...
...• To have, by then, halted, and begun to reverse, the spread of HIV/AIDS, the scourge of malaria and other major diseases that afflict humanity.
• To provide special assistance to children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.”

Scope: 
International/Africa

“28. We resolve therefore:

...• To help Africa build up its capacity to tackle the spread of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and other infectious diseases...”

Scope: 
International/Africa

Commitments in: Education - Primary and basic education

“19. We resolve further:

...by the year 2015...
...• To ensure that, by the same date, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling and that girls and boys will have equal access to all levels of education...”

Scope: 
International/Africa