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“We’re not a charitable organization. We’re not going to help the poor to escape poverty. What we’ll do is lobby, holding governments accountable so that poverty might be eradicated”, says Lucília Justino, president of Amnesty International Portugal. Amnesty is currently running a worldwide campaign for Human Dignity. This advocacy effort focus on poverty, violence against women and education for all.


Portuguese actress and TV presenter Catarina Furtado is UNFPA ambassador. After travelling extensively through Africa, Catarina has always found “deep injustice and social inequalities”. Guinea-Bissau is the country that, in her view, best represents “total injustice” – and it’s precisely in that country that she is currently contributing for a project on child mortality and maternal health.


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Africa observes the Day of the African Child, in memory of thousands of black school children who were maimed and killed in the 1976 Soweto uprising, as they took to the streets to protest the inferior quality of their education and to demand their right to be taught in their own language.


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On his visit to Cambodia, Minar Pimple, the Millennium Campaign’s Deputy Director and Head of Asia, met Leng Peng Long, Secretary General of the National Assembly, to discuss the progress of anti-poverty goals in the country.

Receiving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) poster from the Campaign, Peng agreed to encourage active participation of members of the National Assembly in “Stand Up and Take Action” in 2009.


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The Sundance channel broadcasts segments of global denim brand G-STAR Raw’s fall runway show at New York Fashion Week in September 2008, which was dedicated to raising awareness of the Millennium Development Goals.


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Eveline Herfkens, Founder of the UN Millennium Campaign, and Marina Ponti, Director for Europe, addressed a group of communication experts from European bilateral aid agencies and multilateral organisations. The workshop was jointly organised by the OECD, the Polish Government and the UN Millennium Campaign in Warsaw on 4-5 June.


Achieving the MDGs in times of crisis and changes was the overarching theme of the meeting, whose main objective was to equip communicators with tools that would enable them to adapt to such situations.


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The UN Millennium Campaign was started to support citizens demanding accountability from their governments towards fulfillment of their MDGs related promises. The 15th General Election will play a vital role in developing advocacy for the MDGs. This is the time, when voters can select their candidates by accessing public policy directions, the adequacy of public service delivery and the allocation of resources.


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The General Assembly this morning announced its decision to reschedule the Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development to 24 to 26 June 2009, from its previously-scheduled dates of 1 to 3 June.

Opening the meeting, General Assembly President Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann said given the ongoing dire and critical global financial and economic situation and the utmost urgency for Member States and the United Nations system to find a common and lasting solution soon, and on the request of Member States, he proposed to reschedule the Conference.


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Millennium Campaign Announces Passing of Dr. Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem, Deputy Director for Africa

Nairobi, May 25, 2009: It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of the United Nations Millennium Campaign Deputy Director for Africa and leading Pan-Africanist Dr. Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem. He passed away in a road accident on his way to launch a maternal health campaign in Kigali, Rwanda. The accident happened early this morning on Mombasa road en route to Jomo Kenyatta airport, in Nairobi, Kenya.


Among his recommendations, Senator Kerry urged support for the Millennium Development Goals, specifying that by 2015 under-five mortality should be cut by two-thirds, hunger and poverty should be cut in half, the spread of HIV/AIDs, malaria and other major diseases should be reversed and primary school enrollment should be made universal. He went on to say, “And while we’re at it, let’s eliminate gender disparity in education once and for all. As a proud father to two daughters, let me tell you: no child anywhere should be denied the right to learn just because she’s a girl.”