United Nations Millennium Declaration

On 8 September 2000, following a three day Millennium Summit of world leaders at the headquarters of the United Nations, the General Assembly adopted the Millennium Declaration.

A follow-up outcome of the resolution was passed by the General Assembly on 14 December 2000 to guide its implementation.

Progress on implementation of the Declaration was reviewed at the 2005 World Summit of leaders.


The Millennium Declaration has eight chapters and key objectives, adopted by 189 world leaders during the summit:

  1. Values and Principles
  2. Peace, Security and Disarmament
  3. Development and Poverty Eradication
  4. Protecting our Common Environment
  5. Human Rights, Democracy and Good Governance
  6. Protecting the Vulnerable
  7. Meeting the Special Needs of Africa
  8. Strengthening the United Nations

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