Are We Fixing World Poverty?

Special One Just World forum in Canberra

A Report on the 2010 UN Millenium Summit in New York

Two-thirds of the world is poor, one-third is desperately poor. That's 3.7 billion people who have to live without the things we take for granted – good food and nutrition, clean water and proper sanitation, and education for their children.

With only five years left until the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on world leaders to attend a summit in New York on 20-22 September to accelerate progress.

Scheduled amid mixed progress and new crises that threaten the global effort to halve extreme poverty, the summit was “a crucially important opportunity to redouble our efforts to meet the Goals,” Mr Ban said, referring to the targets adopted at the UN Millennium Summit of 2000, aimed at slashing poverty, hunger, disease, maternal and child deaths and other ills by a 2015 deadline.

What progress has been made?

What were the outcomes of the Summit?

What role should Australia play in helping to alleviate this shocking injustice?
 

  • Venue Old Parliament House Canberra (Members Dining Room) Access by the rear of the building For information about available free parking visit http://moadoph.gov.au/visiting/,
  • Date & time 17/11/2010 7:30:00 PM

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