The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), set in 2000 by 189 United Nations members, were aimed at significantly improving social and economic conditions in the world's poor countries by 2015.
Many businesses that rely on skilled workers report difficulty finding qualified individuals to fill open jobs.
The world market relies heavily on male-owned businesses.
By: Andy McCormick, Vice President, Public Affairs, The Hershey Company
As a single mother of three unable to find employment in Orlando, Fla., Amanda struggled to make ends meet. Lacking employable skills, Amanda could not find meaningful work.
Teenage girls use computers and the Internet as much as boys do, but are five times less likely to consider a technology-related career.