The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a series of development goals responding to the world's main development challenges. There are eight specific goals. They include the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger; combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; and achieving universal primary education.
In a bid to achieve the goals by the target date of 2015, various initiatives are currently underway around the world. Support for the Africa region-which has more than its fair share of social problems, including poverty, hunger, HIV/AIDS and malaria-is crucial to achieving the MDGs. Sony is working hard to carry out its duties as a responsible corporate citizen, leveraging the power of its technology and employees, its global network and its partnerships with international organizations and NGOs, to make a meaningful contribution to Africa, and so help achieve the MDGs.