MDGs in Action
Quick facts and success stories
With only a few years left until the 2015 target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals, every push to accelerate progress counts! Get involved, make your voice heard, and make a difference!
- Share your favorite food and help fight chronic hunger.
- Fill a cup with food for a hungry person.
- Support UNICEF's work for children.
- Send a malaria-preventing bed net to Africa.
- Donate $5 to help a girl with access to school supplies, clean water, or life-saving health services.
- Help end fistula, a childbirth injury affecting an estimated 2 million women in developing countries.
- Donate $1 to immunize a child against polio.
- Give to projects you feel passionate about -- and see the impact of your donation.
Access #MDGmomentum materials and get involved to help accelerate MDGs success!
Every Woman Every Child
Every Woman Every Child aims to save the lives of 16 million women and children and improve the lives of millions more.
Global Education First
Education is the basic building block of every society. It is the single best investment countries can make towards building prosperous, healthy and equitable societies. In order to renew and reinvigorate global commitments to education, United Nations Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon has launched the Education First initiative to put every child in school, improve the quality of learning, and foster global citizenship.
Zero Hunger Challenge
Eliminating hunger involves investments in agriculture, rural development, decent work, social protection and equality of opportunity. It will make a major contribution to peace and stability and to the reduction of poverty. It will contribute to better nutrition for all – especially women from the beginning of pregnancy and children under the age of two.
Sustainable Energy for All
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY for all is an initiative launched by the United Nations Secretary-General and guided by his High Level Group that brings all key actors to the table to make sustainable energy for all a reality by 2030. Learn more about what we're seeking to achieve as well as our partners, and the actions being taken around the world to fulfill the Secretary-General's objectives.
Join the 7 Billion Actions movement
The world's population just reached 7 billion. That's more than double the number of people living just 50 years ago. In a world that is more interconnected than ever before, challenges such as poverty, inequality, women’s rights, aging, and the environment belong to all of us. Working together, incremental actions will create exponential results. Join the global movement!
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.
Join "Girl Up" -- a campaign for girls in the United States to raise awareness and funds for some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. Through Girl Up's support, more girls will become educated, healthy, safe, and positioned to be the next generation of leaders. You can give a "High Five" to girls in developing countries by donating $5 for school supplies, clean water, life-saving health services, safety from violence, and more.
Make a pledge
Develop a personal plan of action to help achieve the MDGs. A pledge is a promise. It doesn't have to be money. It can be personal actions, building awareness or soliciting support for one of the goals.
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 played throughout the soccer World Cup in South Africa.
Connect with civil society!
Learn more about the the issues on the UN agenda, see what NGOs, community groups and youth have to say, and make your voice heard!
Support 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 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!
Join 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.
Connect 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 Malaria No More and the Millennium Villages.
Join 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.
Play "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!
Business 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!
Business for Development
If you are a business, join the UN Global Compact! Align your internal operations and strategies with universal principles, and engage in effective high-impact partnerships to promote development goals.