Millennium Development Goal 4: Reduce child mortality
Target 4A: Reduce by two thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate
Indicator 4.1: Under-five mortality rate
The global under-five mortality rate has declined by a third, from 89 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 60 in 2009.
Overall, substantial progress has been made towards Millennium Development Goal 4 (MDG 4). In 2009 nearly 12,000 fewer children died every day than in 1990, the baseline year for the MDGs. The number of countries with an under-five mortality rate of at least 100 deaths per 1,000 live births has fallen from 52 in 1990 to 31 in 2009. Moreover, the annual rate of decline in under-five mortality has accelerated from 1.4 per cent over the 1990s to 2.8 per cent over 2000–2009.
Source: United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation
Reference: http://www.childinfo.org/files/Child_Mortality_Report_2010.pdf, p. 8