Eradicating poverty, stopping the spread of diseases, protecting and educating children – these are just some of the most challenging tasks the global community has decided to address. Setting the Millennium Development Goals was just the first step, achieving them will require huge amounts of financial aid and intellectual investment. The project''s critics point out that the original date of completion is approaching, yet many countries have not achieved the desired progress. Others state that - when aiming at such bold objectives – one cannot expect them to be attained in a rapid and easy manner. In order to find out more about the Millennium Development Goals and the problems they focus on – read this book.