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We will spare no effort 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. -- Millennium Declaration
Reduce those suffering from hunger & poverty by half
Ensure that all boys and girls complete a full course of primary schooling
Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education
Reduce by two thirds the mortality rate of children under five.
Reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio
Halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS and other diseases
Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programs
Develop open trading and financial systems that are non-discriminatory
For the fifth year in a row, millions of people around the world will “Stand Up and Take Action” to demand that world leaders end poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The MDGs offer us a roadmap to end poverty and its root causes. 189 world leaders adopted the MDGs as part of the Millennium Declaration, agreed to at the United Nations Millennium Summit in September 2000 (LEARN MORE)
Over this three day period, we are encouraging people and their organisations to continue to incorporate the Stand UP moment and pledge reading into their events and where relevant and possible to invite media to cover their events and initiatives. As always, these pledges need to be adapted to incorporate relevant messaging for each participating organization or group.