Achieving Millennium Development Goal 4 through Decent Work

Despite progress in some regions, child mortality rates remain intolerably high in poor countries and among the poorest families. Most of these deaths can be prevented. Improving child protecti on and the status of women is key to achieving Millennium Development Goal 4 (MDG4). The International Labour Organization supports efforts to reach MDG 4 with a focus on working mothers, health-care workers, combating child labour and extending social protection.