To galvanize support for the Millennium Development Goals, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in June 2010 established an Advocacy Group of eminent personalities who have shown outstanding leadership in promoting the implementation of the Goals -- in such fields as education, food security, health, environment, and the empowerment of women. The Group supports the Secretary-General in building political will and mobilizing global action for the benefit of the poor and most vulnerable, aiming for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals by the 2015 target date.
“ We need to expand the coalition for action. That is why I established the MDG Advocacy Group -- some of the world's leading thinkers and doers coming together to combat poverty. ”-UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon