"In 2000, leaders from 189 nations signed on to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight ambitious targets designed to significantly reduce global poverty and disease by 2015. By setting time-bound, measurable targets for achieving results in areas like child and maternal health, education and access to water and sanitation, they injected new momentum into the fight against global poverty.

Achieving these important development goals depends on a partnership between developing countries and donor governments. Much like the partnership envisioned by the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD), the MDGs and the Gleneagles Communique, there are critical roles that must be played by all in order to achieve real results in the fight against global poverty. Recipient countries must lead the way by prioritizing good governance, investing in the well-being of their people and devising transparent and accountable development plans alongside civil society. Developed countries must be supportive of these policy decisions and should reinforce the choices and priorities that are made by countries in the best interest of their people. Developed countries should also lead in ensuring that developing countries have a sustainable, accountable system for financing development.

Since 2000, tangible results prove that dramatic progress is possible when developing countries and donor governments fulfill their ends of the bargain: debt cancellation has saved African countries $70 billion, which along with targeted aid for education helped send an additional 29 million more African children to school for the first time; increased global resources for health has helped almost three million HIV-positive people receive life-saving ARV medicine and delivered over 59 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.

Despite these successes, much more needs to be done to ensure that development goals are met by 2015, especially in Africa, which is the region farthest off-track from reaching the goals:

1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger: Around the world, over one billion people survive on less than a dollar a day and one person in seven goes to bed hungry each night.
2. Provide universal primary education: Expanded access to education generates widespread development returns in areas like health and economic and political development, yet 72 million children are currently out of school across the world.
3. Promote gender equality: Although gender empowerment is a critical component of development, women still bear the brunt of global poverty and disease. Women work longer hours earning less money, face fewer educational and political opportunities and are more vulnerable to failures of weak health systems and diseases like HIV/AIDS than their male counterparts.
4. Reduce child mortality: Every year, nearly 10 million children die before their fifth birthday - that's one every three seconds - nearly all of them from preventable or treatable diseases like diarrhea, pneumonia and measles.
5. Improve the health of mothers: Every year, over half a million mothers die from complications during child birth, and tens of millions more suffer from pregnancy related illnesses and injuries.
6. Combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria: Although HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria are entirely preventable and treatable, they are three of the world's most devastating diseases: in 2007, HIV/AIDS killed more than 2 million people, tuberculosis killed 1.7 million and at least one million people died of malaria.
7. Ensure environmental sustainability: Over one billion people across the world lack access to clean water and 2.6 billion do not have access to basic sanitation, deficits that are projected to widen with emerging threats such as climate change and population growth.
8. Build a global partnership for development: Success in achieving the first seven goals requires a new compact of global cooperation through which developing countries and donor governments prioritize development and build a sustainable and accountable system to finance it.

Midway to 2015, world leaders face an historic opportunity to renew the fight against extreme poverty by reaffirming their commitment to development and leveraging new resources to achieve their agreed-upon goals. Along with leaders, campaigns and citizens across the world, ONE is working to mobilize broad-based support for achieving the MDGs and holding world leaders to account for the targets and commitments they set to reach them."

I want you to let you know about the ONE CAMPAIGN which i m a huge supporter because the campaign sponsored by tv channels such as MTV etc. so they have a chance to reach lots of people around the world.


Views: 31

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

why didn't Bush sign the Kyoto treaty? In fact, why did he say an across the board NO to all that Kyoto entailed?


that family have gained so much profit from unsustainable and in fact toxic tech...


think on this.  in the twoish years since this post development has been done on cars that run on solar energy, cars that run on electricity, cars that run on WATER.   compare that to how disgusting petroleum is...


it is made partly out of the rotted flesh of dead megareptiles that once stalked the earth.  that's why it is called a fossil fuel.  it's the real "snake oil".    it's a toxin.   you can't drink a cup of it and live, which means it is a deadly poison.



if solar cars are available -- even ONE -- than a HUGE crime is being perpetrated -- and the Bush family, Dick Cheney and any other petrol profiteers who claim that petrol development is necessary are -- pardon my gutter terminology... FRACKING LIARS.



as a solar architecture devloper, i am calmly, yet completely offended.



with the advent of solar, geothermal and oxygen-related solutions, the "necessity" of petroleum use, dependence and wars is a complete and utter LIE.


Latest Activity

Lucy Williams updated their profile
Jul 5, 2023
Sandra Gutierrez Alvez updated their profile
Oct 1, 2022
DallasBoardley updated their profile
Feb 8, 2022
RADIOAPOLLON1242 AIGOKEROS PANOS updated their profile
Feb 2, 2022
Shefqet Avdush Emini updated their profile
Jul 2, 2021
Ralph Corbin updated their profile
Jun 25, 2021
Marques De Valia updated their profile
Mar 24, 2021
SSEAYP - South-East Asian Youth liked David Califa's discussion Flash Banners Here
Feb 29, 2020

© 2024   Created by David Califa. Managed by Eyal Raviv.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service