Gender equality, poverty and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the Caribbean subregion
.--I. Gender and the Millennium Development Goals.--II. Assessment of MDG reporting in the Caribbean.--III. National gender policies.--IV. Challenges in monitoring implementation of the MDGs.--V. Summary and conclusions.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are fundamentally a set of eight global goals for the achievement of basic economic and social rights for all, with time-bound targets to be achieved by the year 2015. In adopting the Millennium Declaration in 2000, the member States of the United Nations pledged to “spare no effort to free our fellow men, women and children from the abject and dehumanizing conditions of extreme poverty.”1 The focus of this report is on the progress made by Caribbean countries towards the achievement of Goal 1: the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger; and Goal 3: the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women, and identifies linkages between the two goals.