I’m wondering if you are interested in discussing about Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
When 189 Heads of State and government from the North and South, as representatives of their citizens, signed onto the Millennium Declaration at the 2000 UN Millennium Summit, there was a palpable sense of urgency. Urgency to “free our fellow men, women and children from the abject and dehumanizing conditions of extreme poverty, to which more than a billion of them are currently subjected.”
The eight Millennium Development Goals:
1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
2. Achieve universal primary education
3. Promote gender equality and empower women
4. Reduce child mortality
5. Improve maternal health
6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases
7. Ensure environmental sustainability
8. Develop a global partnership for development
The Millennium Campaign was launched in October 2002 to encourage citizens around the world in their efforts to hold governments to account for the promises they made at the September 2000 Millennium Summit, where government leaders from the highest political level of every country in the world agreed to a set of eight time-bound targets that, when achieved, will end extreme poverty across the planet. Working at both the national and international levels, the ambition of the Campaign is to inspire a global movement to achieve the Goals and eradicate extreme poverty by 2015. Our premise is simple: we are the first generation that can put an end to extreme poverty around the world, and we refuse to miss this opportunity.
Many guys have said to me: these things are authorities’ business, not mine/ours. Well actually there are many youth-led and youth-involved campaigns lobbying the Millennium Campaign with the help and support from youth organizations such as World Organization of the Scouts Movement , Global Youth Action Network, UNICEF, UNFPA, TakingITGlobal ...
More information are available at http://www.millenniumcampaign.org .
Have a look, think a bit and then tell me your opinions. I appreciate much your participation in this discussion.