9/25/08 — World Millennieum Development Goals Blogging Day

Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation are asking you to join with bloggers around the world to post about making poverty history on September 25th 2008, the World Millennium Development Goals blogging day. More than 300 bloggers are raising their voices to let people know about the 1.2 billion people who live on less than $1 a day. Whether you want to write about the MDGs, a field story from an MFI, a poem, a podcast, a video clip, a jpg of a piece of art, a prayer, an open letter to your leaders, everybody is encouraged to blog about helping end poverty in our world.

For those of you who don’t know what the Millennium Development Goals are, here is a quick summary — at the Millennium Summit in September 2000 the largest gathering of world leaders in history adopted the UN Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets, with a deadline of 2015, that have become known as the Millennium Development Goals.

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are the world’s time-bound and quantified targets for addressing extreme poverty in its many dimensions-income poverty, hunger, disease, lack of adequate shelter, and exclusion-while promoting gender equality, education, and environmental sustainability. They are also basic human rights-the rights of each person on the planet to health, education, shelter, and security.

  1. Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty
  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

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