The Millennium Development Goals Eight Goals for 2015

UNDP's Leadership on the MDGs in Sudan

The MDGs were reflected in Sudan’s Interim Constitution as a prerequisite to achieve stability in Sudan. The National Long-term Strategic Plan which spanned the 25 year period (2007-2031) has also made strong references and commitments to the MDGs. The new Five Year Development Plan (2012-2016) being finalized and its predecessor (2007-2011) have also made strong reference to the achievements of the MDGs in Sudan. Achieving MDGs in Sudan is set as a challenge in the Socio-cultural section of the new Five Year Development Plan (Sudan MDGs Report, 2011).
UNDP's support in the area of poverty reduction focuses on improving the national capacity to plan and monitor a comprehensive approach to the reduction of human and income poverty, in line with the Millennium Development Goals. More

Opportunities for Achieving the MDGs in Sudan

  • Provision of econmic support  for women at the grassroots level to facilitate the conditions for granting funding (saving banks, the Bank of the Family) in addition to supporting the sector businesspersons.
  • Introducing an educational advocacy policy to deepen the importance of women’s education and health and the multiplicity of its work in all productive sectors.
  • Serious state, national and international fund raising advocacy efforts are placed to mobilise efforts to achieve the MDGs.
  • Encouraging non-formal education programmes and  campaigns of continuing distance education and e-learning programs targeting women.

Challenges to Achieving the MDGs in Sudan

  • There is an inadequacy in the amount of funding allocated for education.
  • Negative traditional, social and cultural attitudes, values and stereotypes that hinder girls from education especially in rural areas.
  • Low access/coverage to appropriate health care and nutrition services due to limited health seeking behaviour and variable community acceptability of existing services and also limited capacity of government to procure sufficient drugs, other essential supplies and equipment.
  • Low literacy levels hamper training of skilled medical workers, particularly midwives. Besides, there is a lack of standardized population-based statistics to guide program planning and baseline data to facilitate effective evaluation of progress.
  • The inadequate implementation and management capacity of water quality and quantity in Sudan remain one of the big challenges. This can be observed in the lack of sector policies, comprehensive sector plans and structure. This is in addition to weak sector coordination among the concerned partners and inadequate community awareness.
  • The prolonged emergencies in different parts of the country which escalated the situation and affect access to water and sanitation.

UNDP Sudan Partnerships

  • The The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is an international financing organization that aims to attract and disburse additional resources to prevent and treat HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Learn More
  • MDG The MDG Achievement Fund is an international cooperation mechanism whose aim is to accelerate progress on the MDGs worldwide. It supports national governments, local authorities and citizen organizations in their efforts to tackle poverty and inequality.Learn More
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The Millennium Development Goals Declaration

In 2000, 189 nations made a promise to free people from extreme poverty and multiple deprivations. This pledge became the eight Millennium Development Goals to be achieved by 2015. In September 2010, the world recommitted itself to accelerate progress towards these goals.

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Latest MDG Reports
Sudan Millennium Development Goals Progress Report 2010

Sudan‘s 2010 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Progress Report is the product of a truly national leadership and national ownership and participatory process.

Sudan MDGs Interim Unified Report

Sudan's Interm MDGs Report wa produced as a unified document before the CPA was officially signed.

MDG Profile of Eastern Sudan - 2010

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