In 2000, world leaders representing all 191 countries that belong to the United Nations pledged to achieve eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015.These goals aimed at tackling some of the most pressing threats of our time – gender discrimination, poverty, hunger, maternal mortality, and more – have since become the main framework for development policy worldwide.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Summit, a high-level meeting to discuss progress toward the goals. starts today at the United Nations. MADRE will be there with some of our partners, and we'll be blogging about the MDGs and MADRE's stance on the relevant issues. Here's a list of what you'll find relating to the MDG Summit on the MADRE website this week. Check this page often for updates!
MADRE at the MDG Summit:
MADRE MDG Talking Points
- Diana Duarte, MADRE's Media Coordinator, will also be livetweeting Secretary Ban's speech launching a Global Strategy for Women and Children's Health.
Throughout the week, we'll be posting profiles of some of our sister organizations who are going to be speaking on women's human rights at the Summit. You can watch the UN's live webcast here. You can also follow us on Twitter, "like" us on Facebook or visit our blog, myMADRE, to see more updates!