At the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000 189 world leaders made a historic promise when they agreed to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Five years later professor Jeffrey D Sachs laid out a blueprint to achieve these MDG's in his book "The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time." Since then many organizations and initiatives are putting this blueprint into practice.
Information, news and other resources about the campaign to implement the eight millennium development goals.
Official United Nations site with up to date data on the progress made in regard to the Millennium Development Goals. Yearly reports and data per country.
Information about this organization that aims to achieve the Millennium Development Goals - eight globally endorsed objectives that address the many aspects of extreme poverty - in Africa by 2015. Details about the millennium villages, news and a blog.
A project from the Earth Institute at Columbia University and the United Nations Development Program. Information about the villages, progress charts and A practitioner's guide to the Millennium Villages Approach.
New York Times Sunday Magazine article by the philosopher Singer just before he began teaching at Princeton University.
Article on Jeffrey Sachs vision on the possibility to end extreme poverty by 2025 and implementing the millennium goals.
Mother Jones interviews Jeffrey Sachs about his blueprint for transforming the developing world and bringing an end to extreme poverty.
Article in The Lancet by JD Sachs and JW McArthur.
Bono speaks at the National Prayer Breakfast about the Millennium Development Goals and bringing an end to poverty.
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