This blog's primary focus is on the Millennium Development Goals. That provides a wide ranger of topics to blog about, not the least being the United Nations' Millennium Campaign and the eight goals themselves - 1. End Hunger 2. Universal Education 3. Gender Equity 4. Child Health 5. Maternal Health 6. Combat HIV/AIDS and other diseases 7. Environmental Sustainability 8. GlobalPartnership.Then there is being able to write about the efforts and the organizations, which are not part of the UN, that are putting forth those efforts to bring all this about. The most effective would be when these overlap.
I wrote about the Avaaz petition for the G20 in a recent post. The UN MILLENNIUM CAMPAIGN has its own G20 Special. The G20 meeting in London takes place on 2 April 2009. The most important point being made by the United Nations Millennium Campaign is that the G20 should:
- Not use the economic crisis caused by rich countries as an excuse to renege on their aid commitments to poor countries, which are already bearing the brunt of the financial crisis. OECD member countries of the G-20 must re-affirm their previous commitments to allocate 0.7% of their gross national income for development assistance and establish transparent, time-bound calendars for the disbursement of these funds.
- Click here to view the Millennium Campaign’s policy demands for world leaders gathering at the G-20 summit (pdf)