Starting this year, the members of Foundation Beyond Belief will be hearing a good deal about the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG).
Established in 2000, MDG is an ambitious international program with a goal of eliminating extreme poverty by 2015. The program includes a very specific set of targets and benchmarks, and all 193 UN member states have committed to meeting them.
In the final three years of the timeline, FBB plans to articulate a strong and consistent humanist voice in alignment with the vision of MDG. In addition to educating our members and the humanist community as a whole about MDG, we will be using the eight goals to help guide our beneficiary selections.
The Millennium Development Goals are:
- Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
- Achieve universal primary education
- Promote gender equality and empower women
- Reduce child mortality
- Improve maternal health
- Combat HIV/AIDS
- Ensure environmental sustainability
- Develop a global partnership for ongoing development
Beginning in March, Foundation Beyond Belief will create a monthly rollout of the UN Millennium Development Goals to educate our members and the humanist community at large about the program.
Posts in this series:
- Millennium Development Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
- Millennium Development Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education
- Millennium Development Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
- FBB’s Millennium Development Goals track record
- Millennium Development Goal 4: Reduce child mortality
- Millennium Development Goal 5: Improve maternal health
- Millennium Development Goal 6: Combat AIDS/HIV, malaria, and other diseases