Close the Gap offers tools that are helping the world to reach the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDG) – which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015. By delivering ICT to projects in the South, Close the Gap helps non-profit organisations in developing countries to achieve its objectives. For Close the Gap, it is very important to liaise with the United Nations on ICT4D. Therefore, Close the Gap has been recognised as a United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) signatory and is a member of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN GAID). Since 2010, Close the Gap has also been a member of the United Nations Department of Public Information.