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Introduction

 

On September 8, 2000, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Millennium Declaration, which reaffirmed the universal values and principles of freedom, equality, solidarity, tolerance, respect for nature and the UN’s commitment to promoting peace, security, disarmament, human rights, democracy and good governance.
 
The Millennium Declaration also outlined the most ambitious global agenda till date for eradicating poverty and preventable disease, promoting equitable development and protecting the earth’s environment. Thus, it became the ethical basis and pre-cursor for the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), each further outlined with measurable targets and indicators, which were 
officially revised in 2008.

 

The Millennium Declaration has been signed by 193 member countries, who have adopted the MDGs as national commitments, including St. Lucia. The eight MDGs include:

 

MDG1

 

MDG 1 – Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger

MDG2

 

 MDG 2 – Achieve Universal Primary Education

MDG3


MDG 3 – Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

MDG4

 

MDG 4 – Reduce Child Mortality

MDG5


MDG 5 – Improve Maternal Health

MDG6

 

MDG 6 – Combat HIV/AIDs, Malaria and Other Diseases

MDG7


MDG 7 - Ensure Environmental Sustainability

MDG8


MDG 8 - A Global Partnership for Development

 

St. Lucia and the MDGs

 

St. Lucia embarked on this initiative in the year 2004 with the implementation of DevInfo. This was spearheaded by the creation of “HelenInfo”; a customized version in 2008 and further improvements with the 2.0 version of the adaptation in 2010. Customization and creeation of online/web access to HelenInfo was achieved in 2011; which has now been unpdated to the latest version 7.0 in 2013. This development of the online database was a mileston for the Central Statistics Office. Now the MDG's along with other key indicators for St. Lucia are available with the click of a button. 

 HelenInfo  

 

St. Lucia MDG Progress - Highlights

 

 

  • The Government of St. Lucia has been compling data over the years and are now focusing on those as it reflects the MDG’s. The progress made and challenges remaining in MDG achievement at the country level are highlighted below, with some keys indicator data. 

    Its key highlights are:

MDG1 LARGE

 

Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

MDG2 LARGE

Goal 2:  Achieve Universal Primary Education

MDG3 LARGE

 

Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

  • Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament was 15% in 1997 and is now 18% in 2011;  increase of 3 percentage points in fourteen (14) years and recent past

MDG4 LARGE

Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality

  • Infant mortality rate declined by 5.1% over a seven year period. The rate was 21.3% in 2005 and as of 2012 is 16.2%.

MDG5 LARGE

Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health

  • As of 2007 Maternal Mortality Rate "MMR" (Maternal Death to live -births in year per 100,000 population) is 90. 

MDG6 LARGE

Goal 6: Combats HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Disease 

MDG7 LARGE

Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability

  • Proportion of forest cover, 30 sq. miles (12.6%) of total land area in 2010. During the same year after the passage of Hurricane Tomas there was a decrease in total forest coverage but the total lost has not been quantified.

MDG8 LARGE

Goal 8: Develop a global partnership for development

  • Number of telephone subscribers according to our 2010 census data is 40% of total Household (HH) population (23,585 HH of the total population of 58,920 HH).
  • The number of Cellular subscribers is 82% of Households (48, 482 HH).
  • Internet subscribers is 18,252 HH.