Quick links to fight hunger, poverty and disease
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!
- 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 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.
Partnering for impact
UN Global Pulse
Global Pulse is an innovation initiative launched by the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General, in response to the need for more timely information to track and monitor the impacts of global and local socio-economic crises.
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.
Scaling up Nutrition
Within the SUN Movement, national leaders are prioritizing efforts to address malnutrition.
Deputy Secretary-General's Call to Action on Sanitation
Recognizing that greater progress on sanitation is essential for fighting poverty and for achieving all the Millennium Development Goals, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson is initiating, on behalf of the Secretary-General, a renewed effort to drive progress on sanitation and water goals towards the 2015 target date and beyond.
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.
World We Want 2015
The World We Want is a platform created by the United Nations and civil society to amplify people's voices in the process of building a global agenda for sustainable development.
MY World survey
The United Nations and partners want to hear from YOU! MY World is a global survey asking you to choose your priorities for a better world. Results will be shared with world leaders in setting the next global development agenda.
Global Partnership on Youth
The Global Partnership on Youth (GPY2015) aims to create an inclusive platform for young people to formulate concrete ideas that can be proposed for the inter-governmental deliberations on the post-2105 development agenda.
Global Citizen is a tool to amplify and unite a generation’s call for justice. It’s a place for you to learn, and act, to bring an end to extreme poverty. UN DPI is partnering with the Global Poverty Project on the Global Citizen Festival concert in New York's Central Park on 28 September. This year's concert will draw attention to the Millennium Development Goals and commitments to health, education, equality for women and girls, and global partnerships.
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.
Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, supports the empowerment of girls everywhere. Since its launch in 2010, the campaign has funded UN programs that promote the health, safety, education, and leadership of girls in developing countries and built a community of nearly half a million passionate advocates - including Girl Up Global Advocates Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan and Latin American business leader Angélica Fuentes. Our youth leaders, representing more than 700 Girl Up Clubs in 44 countries, stand up, speak up, and rise up to support the hardest to reach girls living in places where it is hardest to be a girl. Learn more at GirlUp.org.
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.
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!
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.
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.