The report showed:
The number of people living in extreme poverty had declined by more than half, falling from 1.9 billion in 1990 to 836 million in 2015.
Gender parity in primary school had been achieved in the majority of countries.
The rate of children dying before their fifth birthday had declined by more than half, dropping from 90 to 43 deaths per 1,000 live births since 1990.
Figures for maternal mortality showed a decline of 45 per cent worldwide.
Over 6.2 million malaria deaths had been averted between 2000 and 2015, while tuberculosis prevention, diagnosis and treatment interventions had saved an estimated 37 million lives between 2000 and 2013.
Worldwide, 2.1 billion had gained access to improved sanitation and the proportion of people practicing open defecation had fallen almost by half since 1990.
Official development assistance from developed countries had seen an increase of 66 per cent in real terms from 2000 and 2014, reaching $135.2 billion.
There were eight Millennium Development Goals: