On Monday, 20 September, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened the Summit’s first session with an appeal to Member States to provide the necessary investment, aid and political will to meet the goals. He called the gathering “the most significant global development conference” since the UN Millennium Summit laid out the MDGs 10 years ago.
The Summit, held in New York was attended by some 140 heads of State and government who pledged in a final outcome document, “We are convinced that the Millennium Development Goals can be achieved, including in the poorest countries, with renewed commitment, effective implementation and intensified collective action by all Member States and other relevant stakeholders”. The 31-page document document touched on virtually every aspect of global issues beyond the headings of each of the eight MDGs, from human rights to corruption to climate change, focused particularly on actions, policies and strategies to support those developing countries that are lagging most behind and those goals that are most off track, thus improving the lives of the poorest people. Continue reading
The MDG Review Summit which has just concluded in New York was a landmark opportunity for the world to accelerate progress towards the eight Millennium Development Goals. Here we focus on what the summit delivered for MDG 6 which aims to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Continue reading
Today two members of the Oxford RESULTS group joined Radio Oxford presenter Joel Hammer to discuss the upcoming Millennium Development Goal review summit and the work of the Oxford group.
Activist Dan Price spoke about how working with RESULTS empowers people and encouraged listeners: “Don’t feel disillusioned, you can make a difference.” He also movingly explained that his motivation for spending his free time working on this issue are the individuals in the developing world – the children who have to choose between earning a living and going to school or the person turned away from healthcare because they can’t afford it. Continue reading
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Tagged Activism, Advocacy, BBC Oxford, Campaigning, Education for All, Global Health, Grassroots, MDG Review Summit, MDGs, Millennium Development Goals, Nick Clegg, Oxford, Radio
On Tuesday night we held our September conference call. You can now listen to a recording of the call on our website.
On this call, we had three speakers – TB activist Winstone Zulu from Zambia who talked about his personal story of TB and HIV/AIDS and the achievement of MDG 6 on fighting HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases; Louise Holly, RESULTS Deputy Director, who discussed the MDG review summit coming up in New York this month; and Julia Modern our Campaigns Officer who spoke about progress towards MDG 2 on Universal Primary Education in Kenya. Continue reading
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Tagged Andrew Mitchell, Campaigning, David Cameron, DFID, Education for All, Global Fund, Global Health, Grassroots, Health, HIV, MDG Review Summit, MDGs, Media, New York, Nick Clegg, RESULTS, TB, Tuberculosis, Winstone Zulu, Zambia