Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
MDGs 2009 Report MDGs 2010 Summit 20-22 Sept at UN
7 July 2007 marks the midpoint of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target period.
~ MDGs Monitor ~
All 192 UN Member
States have pledged to meet these goals by the year 2015
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What If Video in Spanish
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Millennium Development Goals
Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
|United Nations System||Private Sector||NGOs||MDGs Spring 2007 Newsletter|
|Governments||Media||MDG #1 MDG #2 MDG #3 MDG #4|
|Faith-based NGOs||Youth NGOs||MDG #5 MDG #6 MDG #7 MDG #8|
for kids||MDGs Online Atlas|
Nations Millennium Declaration
Nations Global Compact
|More than 1,400
NGOs are affiliated with United Nations Headquarters NGO
Section and many have MDGs programs. |
Following are a sample of NGOs working on the MDGs.
Amnesty and the MDGs
of the Pyramid Protocol
Children of the Earth, Inc.
Legislation and Reports
Business Ethics online magazine
Interview – Spreading the Capitalist Dream to the World’s Poorest: A conversation with Stuart Hart about bringing capitalist know-how to the world’s 4 billion poorest.
Debt AIDS Trade Africa
Bono's NGO to aid Africa.
Environic Foundation International (EFI)
Education for Sustainable Societies
Most comprehensive sustainable development program for college/university students. Covers 25 environment issues. Is training the planet's next generation of scientists.
Dutch Multinationals - ABN AMRO, DSM,
News about the MDGs.
REPORT: Meeting the MDG of gender parity in basic education
"...65 million girls around the world are being denied their right to education. That’s as many as all school-age girls in North America and Europe."
The End of Poverty
Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid
World Bank, OECD
Business Solutions for the Global
MDGs Global Watch functions as an awareness enhancer with regards toMDGs, but also works on assisting, linking, and monitoring processes toward achievement of these goals on a global scale, through activity development, project participations, networking, meeting attendances, project follow ups, and regular publicity campaigns pertaining to MDGs, including an annual global progress report.
An initiative of Mercy Corps click on a globe to view a list of organizations where you can learn more and take action.
Village, One World|
One Village, One World
Strategy is to pool collective resources of any given group or community to sponsor an African village living in extreme poverty, consistent with achieving MDGs through Millennium Promise so that a positive turnaround can occur cost-effectively within 5 years. Donate $50 per villager, per year, and you can be a part of ending extreme global poverty.
United Nations Volunteers
Millennium Development Goals and Volunteering
Information on volunteerism, sports, actions, voices, and how to contribute.
Description of MDGs and aid by each county description. Updated regularly every 3-4 months. Topic Guides include aid, capacity building, child labor, gender, microcredit, etc.
MDGNet is a knowledge network, led and hosted by UNDP, that supports all Development Partners striving to achieve MDGs. Through this network, participants are invited to exchange creative approaches to MDG advocacy, monitoring and reporting, share good practices and lessons learned, circulate information on MDG related events, and share expertise with the preparation of the MDG Reports as well as MDG related analytical and operational activities.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
OECD and the MDGs
International network of 400+ NGOs devoted to monitoring fulfillment of national, regional and international commitments for eradicating poverty.
Report 2005: "Roars and Whispers: Gender and Poverty: promises vs. action"
Gender Equity Index (GEI) for 2004-2007
New Study: Countries Do Not Need To Be Rich to Treat Women Fairly. The GEI ranks countries
according to social indicators analyzing economic activity, women's empowerment and educaton.
Human Development Report 2003
by UN Development Programme
Millennium Development Goals: A compact among nations to end human poverty.
Latin America and the Caribbean
Stop Child Poverty works at grassroots level to raise awareness of child poverty worldwide, and to help everyday world citizens make a difference in lives of children in need. Works to promote MDGs to halve extreme poverty by 2015.
Achieving the Millennium Development Goals
by UN Population Fund (UNFPA)
Volunteer Web |
World Volunteer Web
Documents how volunteers worldwide are contributing to the achievement of each of the MDG goals.
A framework of 8 goals, 18 targets and 48 indicators to measure progress towards the MDGs adopted by a consensus of experts from the United Nations Secretariat and IMF, OECD and the World Bank.
Millennium Challenge Corporation
January 2004, Congress passed "new compact for global development" which links greater contributions from developed nations to greater responsibility from developing nations. FY05
is funded at $2.5 Bil. for selected poor countries.
Volunteer Web - US |
World Volunteer Web US
Information about US programs.
Comprehensive list of MDGs work by
Bread for the World Institute
United Nations Educational, Scientific and
Summary of UNESCO's contribution to the
pursuit of the MDGs.
UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Lead agency for the collection of data and indicators for Goals 2 & 3 - Universal Primary Education and Gender Equality.
Caritas International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity
United Nations Environment Programme
Search for MDGs. Many links on environment issues.
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNIDO and the MDGs.
Episcopal Relief and Development
ERD and the MDGs
Addressing the range of development issues set forth in the MDGs.
The World Bank Group
Search for MDGs. Numerous links.
World Bank MDGs
Extensive information on each goal and work in regions.
Moving Out of Poverty Global study on bottom-up factors and processes that shape people’s access to economic opportunities.
PovertyNet Newsletter Monthly
Christian action with the world's poor.
MDGs - Relieving suffering and offering hope is at the heart of Tearfund’s vision.
PovertyNet: Guide to Poverty Alleviation Organizations and Resources Across the Web
PovertyNet links to this MDGs website.
UN World Food Program
Email Newsletter, Interactive Food Map
World Health Organization
Search for MDGs. Numerous links.
Based in Mauritius, leading source of online news and information about Africa; in partnership with over 100 African media organizations.Will produce multimedia series of news and reports to show realities of each goal.
is a city-wide effort to raise money for a Millennium Village in Kenya and raise awareness locally about extreme poverty in Africa. Works in partnership with Millennium Promise, a leading non-profit organization working to end extreme poverty in Africa.
CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation and Millennium Development Goals Campaign Office
Campaigning Toolkit for Civil Society Organisations engaged in the Millennium Development Goals
Based in Madrid, leading Spanish-language news agency and leading news provider in Latin America. Focuses on opinions of government representatives, NGO leaders, and private citizens in Latin America.
Earth Institute of Columbia University
Television show and internet community that connects groups of young Americans (ages 15 to 25) with their peers around the world, via satellite.
Youth and MDGs
Youth events calendar, tool kit, successful youth-led projects, etc.
The Earth Institute e-newsletter|
Inside The Earth Institute
A monthly e-newsletter on research, news, special events, projects by the institute, including climate research. Video messages and audio slide show.
Fair Share Campaign
Youth Action Network |
GYAN facilitates youth participation and intergenerational partnership in global decision-making; to support collaboration among diverse youth organizations; and to provide tools, resources, and recognition for positive youth action.
InterPress Service News Agency
Development Deadline 2015
News on MDGs and development issues. In 12 languages. Free weekly Development Deadline 2015 newsletter. Links to related articles, covers regional issues that underpin each goal, opinions and editorials.
Global Call to Action Campaign
Imagine Nations sees young people as problem solvers, as active players in helping their communities and countries achieve the MDGs.
International Young Catholic Students
2.5 million students in 80+ countries.
Quarterly magazine from UN headquarters that reports on UN issues. Covers MDGs in each issue. Print version available in Arabic, English, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish.
Online in English.
Campaign Initiative in 2005|
Campaign: G8 countries meeting, July 2005.
Calls on governments of G8 countries to double aid, improve aid quality, cancel debts that prevent the achievement of the MDGs, end dumping and let developing countries protect their farmers.
Campaign (Youth actions)|
Whose Doing What
Through partnerships with several global youth networks and organizations, the Campaigns encourage youth led movements across the world on the goals.
free software for a world in motion.
Poverty History |
Make Poverty History (Global Call to Action against Poverty campaign in UK)
Works for trade, justice, drop the debt, more and better aid.
Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign
People, communities, business and industry, civil society organizations and governments are encouraged to enter tree planting pledges online with the objective of planting at least one billion trees worldwide during 2007.
The ONE Campaign
One Campaign (Global Call to Action against Poverty Campaign in US). Promotes fair trade, debt relief, fighting corruption and directing an additional one percent of the U.S. budget toward meeting basic needs -- education, health, clean water, food, and care for orphans -- would transform the futures and hopes of an entire generation in the poorest countries.
Supporting Adolescents and Youth
UNFPA follows the definitions below:
- Adolescents: 10-19 year olds (early adolescence 10-14 and late adolescence 15-19)
- Youth: 15-24 year olds
- Young People: 10-24 year olds
UNICEF Voices of Youth
Children speak, country issues, facts, etc.
Youth at the United Nations
Youth at UN
Programme on Youth is the focal point within the United Nations system on matters relating to MDGs and youth issues.
Library on International Development|
Includes topics, countries, regions, organizations, Development Reference Desk
Global call to actions against poverty
Information, posters, ideas, and reports on global actions.
of the World|
Youth of the World
Ways youth are taking part in the MDGs.
United States Development Assistance
January 2004, Congress passed a "new compact for global development" called for
by President Bush which links greater contributions from developed nations to
greater responsibility from developing nations. |
FY05 is funded at $2.5 Bil. for selected developing countries.
|OECD||Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development is a great resource with information and statistics on development aid.|
|OECD: Dev. Assit. Com.||OECD: Development Assistance Committee (DAC)|
|OECD: US OECD Review||OECD: peer reviews of countries and their aid programs. US was reviewed in 2002 and here is the report.|
|OECD: Chart on US Aid||OECD: Chart from that report that shows where US development aid goes.|
Sachs, Esquire article|
pdf file, 8pp.
|Jeffrey Sachs, Esquire magazine, May 2004, article is a good counter perspective to President Bush. It is long, but inspiring at the end! Located at Earth Institute at Columbia University (http://www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu/), Jeffrey Sachs is the director.|
Conference on Financing for Development|
|Report of the International Conference on Financing for Development, Monterey, Mexico, 18-22 March 2002 where they adopted the Monterey Consensus: pages 2-16 are the actual consensus, and page 9, paragraph 42 is where it specifically outlines the .07% development aid goal. Pages 19 - 20 list those countries in attendance, including the United States.|
|UN CFD Follow-up||UN website for the follow-up process to the CFD where you can find a lot of information on development aid.|
|US Dept of State, International Assistance Programs, 2005 budget proposal||Allocations proposed for the Department of State and International Assistance Programs in President Bush’s budget proposal for 2005. If you scroll close to the bottom there is a chart that shows spending in 2003 for all International Assistance Programs was $18.675 Billion and proposed spending for 2005 for all International Assistance Programs is $19.336 Billion.|
|US Development Aid (USAID)||Good information, both policies and figures, on US development aid at USAID website.|
|US Dept of Commerce||Information on the US GDP and GNP can be found at the Department of Commerce. From the most recent of these statistics the current GNP is $11,676.6 Billion.|
|Doing the math !||So math (figures from the above US government websites) says that $19.336 Billion (proposed US aid in FY05 budget) $11,676.6 Billion (FY04 Q2 GNP) = .0016 or .16%. It also says that 0.7% of $11,676.6 Billion = $81.736 Billion in development aid promised. That leaves the US $62.4 Billion short on our promise. $81.736 Billion is just 3.4% of the total proposed US government budget of $2,400 Billion in FY05.|
|The New Global Aid-Defense Standard||This article (From 2002) has some good information on global development aid and US compared to the other developed countries. There is an emerging global standard set by industrialized countries which spend $1 on aid for every $7 they spend on defense. If the United States were to follow this standard, it would have to commit about $48 billion to foreign aid each year.” Check out the table!|
|Center for Defense Information||Good information on the defense budget and US military spending here.|
|One group's analysis of where American tax dollars really go.|
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