World leaders declared the Millennium Development Goals at the UN in 2000 so that rich and poor governments would unite to eliminate the scourge of poverty and hunger, while implementing concrete sustainable actions across all sectors – basic human needs and environmental concerns.
Caritas has engaged this common framework with a strong sense of our collective responsibility. Amidst recent global crises it remains true, however, that “we still are the first generation that can put an end to poverty, and we refuse to miss this opportunity!”
“The MDGs can be achieved. there are No Excuses; End Poverty Now.”
To kickoff this 2010 MDG YEAR join us in the call to action as the March Against Poverty happens in Lisbon on Monday, January 25th!