It's about a month until the Stand Up Take Action Against Poverty and a bit less than a month until Blog Action Day Poverty, both are featured at the top of the right-hand column. It is less than 10 days until the United Nations High Level Event on the Millennium Development Goals.
- The High-level Event will be a forum for world leaders to review progress, identify gaps, and commit to concrete efforts, resources and mechanisms to bridge the gaps. By asking world leaders to announce their specific plans and proposals, the High-level Event will help accelerate implementation and follow-through.
The "event" is an opportunity for countries to evaluate themselves in regards to their progress in reaching the goals.
The focus of this blog is not limited to the actions or inaction of the United Nation members. There are a number of avenues for engagement beyond being a spectator of the global political arena. Change.org provide a number of them earlier this month. Change.org is featured in the right-hand column under Others Supporting Millenium Development Goals. There are a number of other organizations that offer an opportunity for engagement.
Featured Change: End Global Poverty
- Over 1 billion people worldwide live on less than $1 a day, and nearly half the world's population lives on less than $2 a day. This epidemic of poverty spans across the globe - from Haiti to Ethiopia to Bangladesh - and touches all the world's cultures, ethnicities and religions. Although overwhelming in scope, there are concrete steps we can take to reduce poverty and signs that current efforts are having an impact. These steps go far beyond simply dumping aid on a country, and instead focus on addressing the many interwoven elements that can together help curb chronic poverty - including children's education, women's rights, improved healthcare, and job creation. Join this community today to help do your part to stop global poverty.