Presentation on theme: "Millennium Development Goals what can one church do? Micah Challenge 06 Millennium Development Goals."— Presentation transcript:
Millennium Development Goals what can one church do? Micah Challenge 06 Millennium Development Goals
what can one church do? Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger One billion people live on less than $1a day. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, this boy spends every day chipping through stones in search of minerals to sell. For a flour bag of mineral-rich stones he is paid as little as 25 cents. His family and community are dependent on this industry. Target: Halve between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than one dollar a day. Halve between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger.
Millennium Development Goals what can one church do? Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education Rowena was three when she started work in the Philippines, digging through a garbage dump to collect recyclable materials. She’s never been to school at all. Target: Ensure that by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling.
Millennium Development Goals what can one church do? Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women At fourteen, Phally was working two jobs while her brothers went to school. Now, with the help of a small loan and some training, she runs a successful grocery business in Cambodia, employs her brothers, and can send her own daughter to school. Target: Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education to all levels of education no later than 2015.
Millennium Development Goals what can one church do? Goal 4: Reduce child mortality In Afghanistan each year, 283,000 children under the age of five die. Bismillah is one of the lucky ones. Suffering malnourishment and pneumonia, she was brought in time to a clinic where she’s on her way to recovery. Target: Reduce by two-thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under five mortality rate.
Millennium Development Goals what can one church do? Goal 5: Improve maternal health Around 529,000 women die each year giving birth. 99% are from developing countries and 80% of deaths are preventable. As a traditional birth attendant, Emily is fighting to reverse these statistics, helping with safer deliveries for hundreds of women in rural Malawi. Target: Reduce by three-quarters, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality rate.
Millennium Development Goals what can one church do? Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases Pedro, Rose and Chembe visit the grave of their mother who died from an HIV/AIDS illness. Their grandfather, 75, now takes care of them. Over 14 million children have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS worldwide. Target: Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS. Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases.
Millennium Development Goals what can one church do? Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability Every day Mame collects water for her family in Senegal. She’s lucky enough to live near a borehole. The average distance to travel for water in Africa is 6km, and some children spend up to six hours per day on this task. Target: Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programs and reverse the loss of environmental resources. Halve by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water. By 2020, to have achieved a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers.
Millennium Development Goals what can one church do? Goal 8: Develop a global partnership for development In Uganda, Simon sells the harvest from a few parched coffee plants that his parents planted before their death. He has no access to global markets or opportunity for a fair price. For every $1 paid for tea at a supermarket, less than 15 cents goes to people in the country where the tea was grown.
Millennium Development Goals what can one church do? Target MDG 8 Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system – nationally and internationally. Deal comprehensively with the debt problems of developing countries through national and international measures in order to make debt sustainable in the long term. Address the special needs of landlocked countries and small island developing States. Address the special needs of least developed countries.