The United Nations on 6 July 2015 released the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report 2015.
It is an annual assessment of global and regional progress towards the eight MDGs produced by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).
Although significant achievements have been made on many of the MDG targets worldwide, progress has been uneven across regions and countries, leaving significant gaps.
Millions of people are being left behind, especially the poorest and those disadvantaged because of persisting gender equality, gaps between the poorest and richest households and between rural and urban areas, climate change and environmental degradation, conflicts and poverty and hunger.
In this regard, the UN Secretary-General Bank ki-moon established the UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda in 2012. The team brings together more than 60 UN agencies and international organizations to focus and work on the SDGs