Millennium Development Goals

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September 21, 2006

Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) speaks about the role of churches in holding governments accountable for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and upholds the "full communion" relationship between the ELCA and the...

September 13, 2006

"I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me." (John 17: 20-21)

 

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September 6, 2006

The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) -- which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 -- form a blueprint agreed to by all the world's countries and all the world's leading...

August 8, 2006

The abhorrent practice of child marriage victimizes young women and girls around the world and contributes to the extreme poverty and insecurity that destabilizes much of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The International Child Marriage Prevention and Protection Act of 2006 (S.3651),...

June 30, 2006

The Episcopal Church took a bold step in the campaign to rid the world of hunger and poverty. In a ringing endorsement of the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals and the ONE campaign, General Convention promised total support – political, spiritual and financial.

The budget for...

May 12, 2006

What is poverty-focused development assistance?

· Poverty-focused development assistance funds the building of schools, the training of teachers, and the supply of appropriate...

May 12, 2006

The US international affairs budget line funds critical poverty-focused development assistance including critical programs such as basic education, HIV/AIDS relief, emergency-food assistance and long term economic-development initiatives like micro-credit.

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April 26, 2006

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria makes a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in 130 countries around the world providing critically needed disease prevention and treatment programs.

Unless the U.S. provides an adequate contribution to the...

March 15, 2006

Updated: 4/26/2006

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria represents a unique and promising instrument in the fight against the world's most devastating infectious diseases. The Fund is an independent, public-private partnership that attracts and distributes...

March 15, 2006

"God our light, make your Church like a rainbow; shining and proclaiming to all the world; that the storm is an end, there is peace for those who seek it and love for the forgiving." --Collect for the Third Sunday in Lent from the New Zealand Prayer Book

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