1000 DAYS of ACTION – MDG MOMENTUM
The MDGs have been called the most successful global anti-poverty push in history. April 5th marked the date after which 1,000 days remain until the 2015 deadline to accelerate action on issues such as hunger, access to education, improved sanitation, maternal health, and gender equality. In recognition of this milestone, representatives of the UN Secretary-General’s MDG Advocacy Group noted “Today’s milestone is an opportunity for everyone who cares about creating a more just world to take action in support of the United Nations and the MDGs. What we do over the next 1,000 days matters to millions of people. Let’s seize the next 1,000 days to change lives and chart a course for a brighter future for our world”. http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/mdgmomentum.shtml;
THE GLOBAL CONVERSATION BEGINS
On 21st March the UN launched the first findings from an unprecedented global …
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6 to 15 Feb: Commission for Social Development: The 51st session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development was held at UN Headquarters in New York. The priority theme this year was “promoting empowerment of people in achieving poverty eradication, social integration and full employment and decent work for all.” Particular attention is also given to the empowerment of vulnerable groups, such as people with disabilities, youth, the elderly, and others. On the previous day, a Civil Society Forum had been convened by the NGO committee on Social Development, with a well prepared declaration to the Commission. Many of us used it as a tool for advocacy during the session. We got a chance to deliver a 3 minute oral intervention too. (Posted in our …
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The UN Call for action : 1.UNICEF and UN women have released an online news letter on the Global Consultation on Inequalities, now available for comments/discussions in Jan/Feb. For more info:-
2. Global Campaign to change the culture of food waste initiated by UNEP & FAO:-1.3 Billion Tons of food wasted or lost each year, which is sufficient to feed the hungry. More info: www.Think,Eat,Save . Nearly one-third of the people in Bangladesh lack access to nutritious food, and nongovernmental organizations in the country are seeking to hold the government accountable for food scarcity through a constitutional amendment.
3. The UN has started a my world project : an online voting to get the feed back from global citizens on what they feel should be the top priorities, policies and focus of a post- 2015 global …