SOME RECENT PICS FROM SIERRA LEONE, AFRICA. THE CENTER OF THE SECOND PICTURE IS FR. MARSEL FROM INDONESIA WHO IS A XAVERIAN MISSIONARY WORKING IN SIERRA LEONE. THESE ARE HIS PICS!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
The UN Millennium Campaign supports & inspires people from across the world to take action in support of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). Join millions worldwide as they Stand Up & Take Action against poverty.
For the fourth year in a row, millions of people around the world will “Stand Up and Take Action” to demand that world leaders end poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs offer us a roadmap to end poverty and its root causes. 189 world leaders adopted the MDGs as part of the Millennium Declaration, agreed to at the United Nations Millennium Summit in September 2000 (LEARN MORE)
The MDG's set an unprecedented global framework for development that is a crucial step towards ending poverty and inequality by 2015.
The eight MDG goals include:
- Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
- Achieve universal primary education
- Promote gender equality and empower women
- Reduce child mortality
- Improve maternal health
- Combat HIV/AIDs, malaria, and other diseases
- Ensure environmental sustainability
- Develop a global partnership for development
Download the full UN Millennium Development Goals report
September 17th -19th, 2010: Three days of mobilization enabling all constituencies and anyone wanting to be a part of the mobilization to organize and participate in a wide range of events, relevant actions and initiatives to show their support for the achievement of the MDGs and have their voices heard articulating their demands for delegations attending the Summit.
Over this three day period, we are encouraging people and their organisations to continue to incorporate the Stand UP moment and pledge reading into their events and where relevant and possible to invite media to cover their events and initiatives. The Stand Up pledge will be adapted this year in line with the new timing to specifically reference the MDG Review Summit. As always, these pledges need to be adapted to incorporate relevant messaging for each participating organization or group.
Together, we can make poverty history. Join millions worldwide to 'STAND UP and TAKE ACTION' today!