On 8 September 2000, following a three day Millennium Summit of world leaders at the headquarters of the United Nations, the General Assembly adopted the Millennium Declaration.
A follow-up outcome of the resolution was passed by the General Assembly on 14 December 2000 to guide its implementation.
Progress on implementation of the Declaration was reviewed at the 2005 World Summit of leaders.
The Millennium Declaration has eight chapters and key objectives, adopted by 189 world leaders during the summit: The Declaration,after the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, stresses the observance of international human rights law and international humanitarian law under the Principles of United Nations Charter as well as the treaties on sustainable development.
- Values and Principles
- Respect for nature
- Shared responsibility
- Peace, Security and Disarmament
- Development and Poverty Eradication
- Protecting our Common Environment
- Human Rights, Democracy and Good Governance
- Protecting the Vulnerable
- Meeting the Special Needs of Africa
- Strengthening the United Nations
These eight goals should all be achieved by the year 2015.
- ^ a b United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2 session 55 United Nations Millennium Declaration on 18 September 2000
- ^ United Nations General Assembly Verbotim Report meeting 85 session 55 page 1 on 14 December 2000 at 10:00 (retrieved 2007-09-10)