The MDGs: The World’s To Do List

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are all over the news this week, but many people don’t know what they are.  I suspect that’s why the MDGs are being highlighted again this year at the coming UN Summit.  In a sentence, Ted Turner calls the MDGs the world’s to do list, because it’s the list of priorities that the world is working toward in order to create a safer, healthier, more equitable and just world for all.  We still have a long way to go and it really does take the global community to create the kind of world we want to live in.

As you hear the news this week maybe you’ll be prompted to learn more about the MDGs.  If so, check out the United Nations Foundation website, and the diverse ways you can make a difference.  For most of the responses you don’t even have to get up from your computer.  But if you’re inspired you can do much more.  Today, I’m going to take a few minutes to thank a UN peacekeeper for all they do, risking their lives to maintain stability in some of the world’s most volatile regions.  How about you?  Are you inspired to do something?  Or do you feel it’s a wasted effort?

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