We have been discussing disparity in many different areas such as wealth, housing, land ownership etc.

In an attempt to improve living standards worldwide, the 189 member countries of the United Nations have created a set of 8 goals to reduce this disparity. The original plan was to achieve these goals by 2015.

Have a look at these links:


What has been achieved

2015 Report

Now what? SDG!


MDGs Two or Three Essays

Examine the progress made in meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in a) poverty reduction, b) education and c) health. (SL only) 

  • Each essay will focus on a different MDG relating to poverty, education and health
  • Intro: Briefly explain the specific MDG with thesis statement
  • Body: Give one specific example of a region where this specific goal has been reached, or has made significant improvement.
    • Using specific examples of the strategies, explain how this was achieved.
  • Body: Give one specific example of a region where the MDG has had no or negative progress.
    • Explain the reasons for this.
  • Body 3: Examine the overall success in meeting the 2015 goal.
  • Conclusion: An overall answer to the question
  • You will have 2 double periods to work on this
  • My Diigo has many resources
  • You can research as a group, but you must write your own essays

Due date: Friday November 6th

Each essay should:

  • be max 500 words (include a word count)
  • include at least one map
  • include at least one table
  • include at least one graph
  • Have appropriate vocabulary – relative poverty, absolute poverty etc.
  • have an appropriate structure (Introduction, thesis statement, body and conclusion
  • refer to at least THREE different sources, with in-text citations and MLA Bibliography