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End Poverty 2015 Millennium Campaign
It's up to us to make sure leaders follow through on these commitments. The United Nations Millennium Campaign supports and inspires people from around the world to take action in support of the Millennium Development Goals. Join the UN Millennium Campaign and be part of the generation that puts an end to poverty.
To help mobilize the potentially significant benefits of carbon finance for the developing world, UNDP has established the MDG Carbon Facility (the "Facility"), an innovative mechanism for the development and commercialization of emission reduction projects. The core objectives of the Facility are:
• Broadening access to carbon finance by enabling a wider range of developing countries to participate, particularly those countries which are presently under-represented.
• Promoting emission reduction projects which contribute to the Millennium Development Goals ("MDGs"), yielding additional sustainable development and poverty reduction benefits.
July 5th 2007 - Anti-poverty campaigners around the world are organising a broad range of events around July 7th to mark the midway point for the UN Millennium Development Goals and to hold their governments to account. Part of the growing Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP), the July 7th events will focus on how governments' efforts to meet these goals are insufficient and to highlight the growing threat of climate change on the poor and marginalised (data below).
"At the mid-point for the MDGs we are sorely disappointed with the poor performance of states that signed millennium declaration and made promises to their citizens. Millions of impoverished people continue to live in socially dismal and subhuman conditions. Most countries in the South lag far behind and Northern countries have largely failed to fulfil aid promises.
The Millennium Campaign aims to build political will for the achievement of the MDGs primarily through raising public awareness and increasing pressure on governments. Through supporting national campaigns with advocacy, networking, mass mobilizations, training and capacity building, as well as media and communications development the Millennium Campaign works with citizens to monitor and hold their government's to account for their commitments made to achieving the MDGs.
In October 2002, two years after the Millennium Declaration was signed, the Millennium Campaign emerged as a response to the failing efforts of governments in keeping their promises and commitments to achieve the MDGs by the target year 2015. As an initiative of the UN, the Campaign aims to inspire a global movement to achieve the Goals and eradicate extreme poverty by 2015.
|Global Call to Action Against Poverty |
The Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) is a massive global coalition from more than 100 countries and is made up of a diverse range of community groups, coalitions trade unions, organisations, individuals, faith groups and campaigners, who are all committed to the fight against poverty. These groups have formed country-based coalitions, who use the symbol of the whiteband to promote who GCAP's demands and enable concerned citizens to put pressure on world leaders and decision makers.There is great diversity among our group, but we know that we will be more effective when we work together. We do not endeavour to reach absolute agreement on detailed policy, but we want to pressure governments to eradicate poverty, dramatically lessen inequality, and achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
Alliance2015 is a partnership of six like-minded non-government organizations working in the field of development cooperation. The Alliance members are Cesvi from Italy, Concern from Ireland, Deutsche Welthungerhilfe from Germany, Hivos from the Netherlands, Ibis from Denmark and, since November 2003, People in Need from the Czech Republic.The purpose of the Alliance is to fight poverty more effectively by cooperating on various levels, working together in developing countries as well as on campaigns to influence public and political opinion in Europe. By joining forces, we will be able to meet the challenges and changing demands of donors. Alliance2015 seeks the full achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
Millennium Promise's mission is to end extreme poverty by 2025. In support of this goal, Millennium Promise's unique focus is to build coordinated action and collaborations among individuals, governments, corporations and non-governmental organizations to address the root causes and symptoms of extreme poverty.
|OXFAM Millennium Development Goals Campaign |
Every three seconds, poverty takes a child's life. That's totally unacceptable, which is why Oxfam campaigns for changes that will make the world fairer and safer for its poorest people. These include:
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