The Millennium Development Goals in Iraq
The Millennium Development Goals for Iraq contain a set of key milestones for achieving a better future for the country and its people. Over the last few decades, the people of Iraq have suffered the consequences of economic stagnation and reduced access to essential services due to wars, sanctions and conflicts.
However, Iraq has started to make progress towards achieving some of the MDGs including reducing hunger, promoting gender equality and reducing child mortality. There is still much work to be done in a number of other areas including increasing participation in primary education, reducing unemployment, and ensuring access to safe and reliable water and sanitation. The gap in access to essential services remains wide between rural and urban areas and this needs also to be addressed.