Millennium Development Goals

  • Sustainable Development: Time For ActionSustainable Development: Time For ActionJun 1, 2012The UN Conference on Sustainable Development – popularly referred to as Rio+20 – will be held on 20-22 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The agenda will focus on transition to green economy with an emphasis on poverty reduction, access to efficient and renewable energy for all, protection of our water resources and eco systems as well as food security.

  • The Millennium Development Goals Report 2012The Millennium Development Goals Report 2012Jul 2, 2012Three important targets on poverty, slums and water have been met three years ahead of 2015, says this year’s Report on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Meeting the remaining targets, while challenging, is possible ─ but only if Governments do not waiver from their commitments made over a decade ago.

  • Arab Human Development Report 2009Arab Human Development Report 2009May 26, 2009Arab Human Development Reports (AHDRs) engage institutions and citizens in the Arab countries in global concerns so as to build understanding and consensus around regional and national development priorities.

  • Energy Access In Developing CountriesEnergy Access In Developing CountriesJun 6, 2012Policies and national programmes must be drastically enhanced to tackle in any significant way energy poverty. This cannot be done effectively without a clear understanding of the energy access situation in countries, including understanding regional and national trends, rural/urban disparities, and the range of energy sources typically used in the households of the poor. Yet, existing global data sets and reports often provide insufficient information on energy access, focusing instead mostly on energy production and consumption

  • Libya Millennium Development Goal Report 2008 Libya Millennium Development Goal Report 2008Sep 1, 2008The publication of the 2008 Millennium Development Goal report for Libya marks an important milestone in efforts to mainstream the MDG's into national development planning. Periodical reports are a useful advocacy tool and provide a crucial opportunity to refine development interventions.


Over the last decades significant progress has been attained in health and education. The 2009 Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Report for Libya stated that the country was well on the way to attaining the MDGs by 2015. In light of the recent political change in Libya and the subsequent national (re)prioritizing by the Government of Libya, as well as validity concerns of previous MDG data and indicators, UNDP is reviewing and re-aligning its MDG-related programming.

Human Development Data

Human Development Index (HDI) figures are available as part of the Google Public Data Explorer tool.