Monday, February 27, 2006

Thank You!

I want to quickly thank the 300 plus people who turned out Friday night at PAHO.

The energy and enthusiasm of everyone was truly amazing! But my hope is that it is only the beginning. Now is the time to make our voices heard and - even more importantly - our presence felt.

This site will serve as a resource for all of us in working to achieve the MDGs over the next generation. If you would like to share your own stories related to the mdgs and how you have taken action, please send them to us at mdgs at undp-usa dot org.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Goal 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger

  • Halve the proportion of people living on less than a dollar a day and those who suffer from hunger.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health

  • Reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Goal 8: Develop a global partnership for development

Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability

  • Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes; reverse loss of environmental resources
  • Reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water
  • Achieve significant improvement in lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers, by 2020

Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

  • Halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS.
  • Halt and begin to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases.

Goal 4: Reduce child mortality

  • Reduce by two thirds the mortality rate among children under five.

Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women

  • Eliminate gender disparities in primary and secondary education preferably by 2005, and at all levels by 2015.

Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education

  • Ensure that all boys and girls complete primary school.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Be There (or be Square)

Friday, February 24th | 5 – 7 pm
Pan American Health Organization/WHO
525 23rd Street NW, Washington DC

Join us at PAHO for an evening of inspiration, refreshment, and networking. Meet other young professionals dedicated to achieving the Millennium Development Goals and improving the lives of billions of people, and find out 64 ways you can get involved in making the MDGs a reality. Discover each of the 8 Goals and young professionals who are helping people around the globe to reach them.

Be Inspired By:
Dr. Sofia Leticia Morales | Senior Advisor for MDGs, PAHO/WHO
Eveline Herfkens | UN Secretary-General’s Coordinator for the MDGs
Guy Djoken | Executive Director, UNESCO Center for Peace

To attend RSVP by February 22nd.