Have millennium goals changed Africa?
31 October 2012 Last updated at 23:14 GMT
Millenium Development Goals aimed to improve the lives of those living in the world's poorest countries.
The targets are set to expire in 2015 and UK Prime Minister David Cameron is attending a summit on Thursday to discuss how to replace the development goals.
David Loyn reports from Nairobi on whether the lives of young Africans have changed for the better since the goals were agreed.