The United Nations Millennium Summit was a meeting among many world leaders lasting three days from September 6-8, 2000 at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. Its purpose was to discuss the role of the United Nations at the turn of the 21st century. At this meeting, world leaders ratified the United Nations Millennium Declaration.
189 United Nations member states agreed to help citizens in the world's poorest countries to achieve a better life by the year 2015. The framework for this progress is outlined in the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). These goals were derived from the Millennium Declaration. This summit was focused on various global issues.