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Meeting Millennium Development Goals
through local languages

Eight goals were adopted by 189 United Nations member states to be achieved by 2015.

SIL views local language development as essential to achieve these goals.

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Goal 1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

Income improvement and hunger relief within ethnolinguistic communities is achieved when life-changing information is communicated in a language that people understand well. Higher literacy rates often result in higher per capita incomes.

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