Montenegro is on track to achieve it’s Millennium Development Goals by 2015, according to an interim report released by the United Nations Development Program.
The Millennium Development Goals are:
- Eradicate relative poverty and other dimensions of poverty
- Achieve universal primary education
- Promote gender equality and empower women
- Reduce child mortality
- Improve maternal health
- Combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and other diseases
- Ensure environmental sustainability
- Develop a global partnership for development
The UNDP praised Montenegro, saying that “significant progress has been made compared to the situation in the past decade, particularly in the area of economic growth and stability, development of strategic/planning documents, legal framework reform, social reform.”
The UNDP also pointed out specific areas for further improvements, saying that “areas of social exclusion, the rule of law and democratization, regional development disparities and revitalizing the economy in light of the global economic crisis require further efforts in order to be fulfilled.”
Obviously the UNDP’s goals are somewhat unrealistic, but working towards them can help to improve the quality of life for all Montenegrins.