Was I the only person who did not know about the Millennium Development Goals?
These targets were apparently defined in the early 2000’s to improve the lives of millions worldwide. Amazing achievements were made in the past twelve years, including a major drop in child mortality and fifty percent cut in world poverty, and I had no idea.
Many thanks to Voices of Youth for sharing this incredible vision and work that is being done by many countries and organizations across the globe.
It was while reading an article on Voices of Youth that I discovered this website by UNICEF (http://www.unicef.org/lastchild). It warms me to see that outstanding organizations like UNICEF have taken the important role to put the last child first. I have often feared that the most vulnerable and most in need, those that I have come to call the 'invisibles', were often left out of major international programs. It is extremely encouraging to know that today their well-being is a global priority, one that we should all strive for.
To this day, many people are still unaware of the MDGs and its importance; and this is something we can definitely solve collectively. I encourage all of you, fellow Voices of Youth bloggers, to take a digital action in promoting and fostering this global agenda. It only takes a few seconds to tweet it, to engage our networks and to become a UNICEF champion.
We definitely owe this one to our world.
Three years after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, young people continue to make a lasting contribution to their country by taking positive actions. This amazing documentary portraits their remarkable resilience and unmatched determination.
Youth of the world,
It is almost 2015, the end year for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Together, we have accomplished amazing things in the past fifteen years, but there is still a lot more to do.
We can’t stop now. Millions around the world still need our voice.
Let’s share our thoughts and goals here for the next generation. What goals do you think we should set to help improve the world for our children? What's your hope for 2030?
When it comes to fashion many consider multi-million dollar brands like Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel and Hermès. Greenpeace threw down the gauntlet to these major luxury fashion brands, challenging these companies with questions about their supply chains. They refused to take part in this survey, denying the public transparent information. What could they have to hide?
To make your voice heard, join the Fashion Duel at: www.thefashionduel.com.