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Let’s crowdsource the world’s goals

It’s been too long since we uplifted our thoughts with an inspiring TED talk.

Here to recifty that is Jaime Drummond, speaking about how we can continue the efforts of the 8 Millennium Development Goals over the next fifteen years:

In 2000, the UN laid out 8 goals to make the world better by reducing poverty and disease — with a deadline of 2015. As that deadline approaches, Jamie Drummond of ONE.org runs down the surprising successes of the 8 Millennium Development Goals, and suggests a crowdsourced reboot for the next 15 years.

Jamie Drummond co-founded the advocacy organization ONE, whose central themes are ending extreme poverty and fighting the AIDS pandemic.

ONE (whose co-founders include rock star Bono) advocates for aid, trade, debt cancellation, investment and governance reform to help the citizens of emerging countries drive and determine their own destiny. Right now, the group’s focus is the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, eight benchmarks for health, justice and well-being announced in 2000 and targeted to be achieved in 2015. ONE is working to accelerate attention on the MDGs in the last four years of the challenge.

This entry was published on July 30, 2012 at 9:53 am. It’s filed under Politics and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.
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