[GOT A MINUTE?] 1,000 Minute Digital Rally for Millenium Development Goals

Tomorrow, April 5th, marks 1,000 days until the 2015 target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, also called the MDGs. In 2000, world leaders gathered at the United Nations and adopted eight goals to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems, including poverty, hunger, access to education, and child and maternal deaths.

Since then, UN agencies, governments, civil society, the private sector, and supporters have mobilized to make incredible progress in improving lives around the world. Extreme poverty has been cut in half, more children than ever are in primary school, and child and maternal mortality rates have dropped significantly.

But there is more work to do, and your help is needed.

Tomorrow, the UN Foundation is joining the global development community for a 1,000-minute digital rally to inspire people everywhere to take action to support the UN and the Millennium Development Goals.

Over the course of the day, experts, activists, and people from all walks of life will discuss how far we’ve come, how we can build on this momentum, and what comes after the MDGs.

You can join the online conversation by using the hashtag #MDGmomentum. It only takes a few minutes to raise your voice and to let your friends, family, and leaders know that the MDGs matter.

If all of us who care about ending global poverty speak up, we can help bring real change to millions of lives.

Read more about the Millennium Development Goals

PS Tweet this: Help us build #MDGmomentum. Join the countdown for the deadline of the #MDGs & #post2015 global #development policy: http://ht.ly/jmKXT

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Millennium Project Report: Investing in Development

This groundbreaking report, issued in 2005, lays out a practical plan to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. It presents an overview of the findings and recommendations of the UN Millennium Project, an independent advisory body to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, which was directed by Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs. The document was co-authored by the coordinators of the UN Millennium Project’s ten task forces and Secretariat, building on the contributions made by hundreds of scholars, development practitioners, scientists, political leaders and policy leaders involved since the Project’s inception in July 2002.

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