At the dawn of the new millennium, the General Assembly of the United Nations composed the Millennium Declaration, aiming at setting new goals and confirming the old ones, officially underlying for the first time the significance of collective responsibility, the need of a collective awareness for the responsibility that all of us should feel, either individually or collectively, for the future of the planet and the right of every human person to live with dignity, justice and equality, as well as the right to live free from various forms of slavery such as hunger, poverty, social exclusion, illness, illiteracy
Thus, since 2000, according to the Millennium Declaration, 191 UN member states have committed themselves to contributing until 2015 to the achievement of the 8 goals, in order to confront poverty, hunger and the illnesses which affect billions of people in the planet.
1st goal: Reduce by half the proportion of people living on less than a dollar a day as well as those who suffer from hunger, by 2015.
2nd goal: Ensure that all boys and girls in the world complete a full course of primary schooling, by 2015.
3rd goal: Eliminate gender disparity at all levels of education, by 2015.
4th goal: Reduce by two thirds the mortality rate among children under five, by 2015.
5th goal: Reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio, due to complications or termination in pregnancy, and during birthgiving, by 2015.
6th goal: Reduce by half the HIV carriers, the incidence of malaria and other major diseases, by 2015.
7th goal: Integrate the principles of sustainable development into the national policies and programmes of every country, reverse loss of environmental resources as well as reduce by half the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.
8th goal: Establish a universal co-operation for development.
In the frame of its collaboration with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), and having been admitted to the UN Special Advisory Board, the Foundation for the Child and the Family took the initiative to compose a common Declaration related to the UN Millennium Development Goals, along with 22 Greek non governmental organisations (NGOs) and institutions, stating, thus, their presence in the fight for a better world, with emphasis to Peace and faith in the power of the Civil Society. The Declaration of the 22 Greek organisations was submitted to the Millennium Summit +5 that was realised in the United Nations headquarters in New York, in September 2005.