J. Puthenkalam

Sophia University (JAPAN)
Goal 2 of Millennium Development Goals is about providing universal primary education to all children in the world. In September 2000, building upon a decade of major United Nations conferences and summits, world leaders came together at United Nations Headquarters in New York to adopt the United Nations Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and provide universal primary education setting out a series of time-bound targets - with a deadline of 2015 - that have become known as the Millennium Development Goals. The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which includes providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest children in their desire to go to school and study. Right to Education Bill in India is an effort to achieve Goal 2 of MDGs.
In the first part of this paper, I will present the global development scenario in the context of MDGs and explain the relevant MDGs. In the second part, I will present the current data involved in the commitment by developed and developing nations together to achieve the targets and various international efforts, specifically in India. In order to achieve the target India has introduced the Right to Education Bill which allows all children to have primary education. I will conclude by showing the various programs that have become an integral part of MDGs and the achievement Goal 2 has made so far in providing universal primary education.
keywords: mdgs, rte and india.