Where Were You in Y2K?
This is part of a series focused on the Millennium Development Goals Summit on Sept. 20-22, 2010, at the United Nations in New York City. Bread staff are live-blogging from the Digital Media Lounge for the MDG Summit. Stay tuned for updates. You can also follow us on Twitter @Bread4theWorld.
I graduated from high school in the year 2000. While I was focused on moving to college and making sure all my stuff fit into my dorm room, 189 world leaders were meeting at the United Nations to establish a set of ambitious goals to address poverty. These goals would dramatically transform the lives of millions throughout our world.
Like many people around the world, I am inspired by the Millennium Development Goals. Sure, the U.N. has established goals in the past to eradicate extreme hunger and poverty. But these goals are different. They are set to be achieved by 2015.
The Millennium Development Goal Summit is an opportunity for our world leaders to evaluate our progress toward meeting the goals. Our world leaders will ask: “How are we doing? What more do we need to do?” For people like you and me, it’s an opportunity to re-evaluate our commitment to the world’s poorest people. We, too, can ask ourselves, “What can I continue to do to be an advocate for the ‘least among us’?"
Share with us why the Millennium Development Goals matter to you.
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