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Get Involved!

With only five years left until the 2015 target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the UN is convening world leaders at a UN Summit on the MDGs in September 2010 to accelerate progress on the Goals. Numerous campaigns are underway for you to get involved, too! Join this year’s big push for the MDGs, make your voice heard, and make a difference!

Millennium Campaign

Join the Millennium Campaign!

Join the growing global movement asking governments to honor their commitments to achieve the MDGs by 2015! – Why me? Every voice counts! – Why now? Millions still live in extreme poverty, yet the world has enough money, resources and technology to end poverty. – What’s different? The MDGs are a unique opportunity to end poverty with achievable, time-bound and measurable targets.

Stand Up Against Poverty!

Join millions worldwide as they Stand Up and Take Action against Poverty and for the Millennium Development Goals. Last year, over 170 million people stood up to demand that world leaders keep their promises to end poverty and inequality. This year, 17-19 September 2010, help us send an even louder message to governments!

Become a UN Citizen Ambassador!

This summer, submit your video about the Millennium Development Goals and become a Citizen Ambassador for the United Nations!

Submit a song against poverty!

If you are a EU citizen between 15 and 25 years old, submit your song about fighting poverty and win a professional studio recording and performance in Brussels. Join the contest now!

Unlease your creativity against poverty!

Unleash your Creativity against Poverty!

More than 2000 ads against poverty were submitted in this contest organized by the UN Regional Information Centre in Brussels. See the winning ads here!

MDG song

Listen to the MDG song!

Eight of Africa's best known musical talents are lending their voices in support of the Millennium Development Goals! "8 Goals for Africa", featuring UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo and other African musicians, was released in May 2010 and will be played throughout the soccer World Cup, across all the fan parks and public viewing areas in South Africa.

Picture This

Picture This!

Participate in a global photo contest seeking to show — in a positive way — what people around the world are doing to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas is one of five judges who will choose the winning photos, to be featured in an exhibition during the UN Summit on the MDGs in New York this September. The deadline for entries is 16 July 2010.

1 Billion Hungry logo

Sign the Petition against Hunger!

About one billion people around the world live in chronic hunger. Every six seconds, a child dies of hunger. If you find this situation unacceptable, make your voice heard by “blowing the whistle” and signing the petition to end hunger!

 

MDG Summit

Add your Voice to the UN Summit!

Learn more about the UN process leading up to the September Summit on the Millennium Development Goals, see what NGOs, community groups and youth have to say, and make your voice heard!

 

Join a Billion for a Billion!

For the first time in human history, the number of hungry people worldwide will exceed one billion this year. There are also a billion online users today (including you!) able to help like never before. Join the movement -- let’s make a difference!

Billion for a Billion campaign

1 Goal: Education for AllSupport 1 GOAL : Education for All!

Add your name to the 1GOAL campaign to make education a reality for the millions of boys and girls who remain out of school. Seizing on the power of football, 1GOAL is collecting names from the public, footballer stars, charities, corporations and celebrities to make a united plea to all governments to meet their target on 'Education for All'.

United Against MalariaUnited against Malaria!

Sign the football to pledge your support for an end to malaria! Football stars, NGOs, foundations, governments, corporations and people like you are joining forces around the 2010 World Cup in South Africa to unite against malaria. Join the winning team now!

ONE campaignJoin the ONE Campaign!

Join ONE -- a grassroots campaign and advocacy organization backed by more than 2 million people who are committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Co-founded by Bono and other campaigners, ONE is nonpartisan and works closely with African policy makers and activists.

Swim Across the Continents campaignSupport the Swim across the Continents!

This summer, one man will swim from Oceania to Asia, from Asia to Africa, from Africa to Europe, and from Europe to America, connecting the continents and demonstrating that we are not that far apart after all. Through his effort, he aims to raise awareness for the Millennium Development Goals, build support for the UN MDG Summit in September, and urge leaders to deliver on their promises by 2015. Join him in demanding real action for humanity!

Millennium PromiseConnect with Millennium Promise!

Whether you are a business partner, a faith-based organization, a university group, or a concerned citizen, get involved with Millennium Promise!  A leader in the global movement to end extreme poverty, Millennium Promise has developed dynamic partnerships to fight hunger and disease, and launched effective high-profile initiatives such as Malaria No More and the Millennium Villages.

Global Call to Action Against PovertyJoin the Global Call to Action against Poverty!

Join the world’s largest civil society movement calling for an end to poverty and inequality! Community groups, women’s and youth organizations, faith groups, trade unions, NGOs and other campaigners are working together across more than 100 national platforms, calling for urgent action from world leaders.

Free RicePlay "Free Rice"!

Play a game to improve your vocabulary and feed a hungry person at the same time! For every answer you get right, ten grains of rice get donated through the World Food Programme. Over 94 billion grains of rice have been donated so far!.

Free RiceBusiness Call to Action

Join the global partnership of businesses committed to achieving the MDGs through innovation and core business investments. Worldwide, Business Call to Action companies have committed to create jobs and opportunities for thousands, provide banking services to millions, promote affordable healthcare, extend access to mobile phone service, and empower smallholder farmers. Join us as we bring an end to poverty!

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