The Pacific Islands Regional Millennium Development Goals Report shows mixed results in the progress toward achieving the MDGs. While substantial progress has been made, the report highlights the danger of falling short on some of the targets. HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and non-communicable diseases are serious and growing problems and so is poverty. Primary school enrolment is relatively high compared to other regions, but there are concerns of quality and fast growing population. Progress has been made in gender equality and reducing maternal mortality, but more is needed. Prepared by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community
in cooperation with the United Nations
UN/CROP MDG Working Group. November, 2004.