The deadline to achieve the millennium development goals (MDGs) expired in 2015. Out of the total 10 health targets, India was able to achieve or get close to achieve only four targets. As per WHO’s annual World Health Statistics for 2015, these four targets are as follows: Target 4-A: Reduce under-five mortality rate by two
On 25 September 2015, the United Nations has adopted the resolution on “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development“, which has 169 targets in 17 goals called Sustainable Development Goals. These goals are legally non-binding and have succeeded the eight MDGs, which were adopted in 2000 for fifteen years in Rio 20+ summit.