- Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
- Achieve universal primary education
- Promote gender equality and empower women
- Reduce child mortality
- Improve maternal health
- Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
- Ensure environmental sustainability
- Develop a global partnership for development
Primary school net enrollment rate, 1991-2005
Source: United Nations, The Millennium Development Goals Report 2007, page 10.
Seven regions have reached primary school net enrollment rates at or above 90 percent: Commonwealth of Independent States (Europe and Asia), Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Asia, Western Asia, Northern Africa, and Latin America. Western Asia is slightly behind with a primary NER of 86 percent, followed by Oceania at 78 percent.
Sub-Saharan Africa has made the most progress over the past years, with a 13 percent increase in the primary NER from 57 percent in 1999 to 70 percent in 2005. Still, three out of ten children of primary school age in Sub-Saharan Africa are not enrolled in primary school. In all developing regions combined, the primary NER rose from 80 percent in 1991 to 88 percent in 2005.
- Global trends in primary and secondary education, 2000-2004
- Trends in primary school enrollment, 1970-2004
- Millennium Development Goal regions and UNICEF regions
- UN Millennium Development Goals Report 2008
Friedrich Huebler, 29 July 2007 (edited 17 October 2008), Creative Commons License
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