Starting this year, the members of Foundation Beyond Belief will be hearing a good deal about the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

Established in 2000, MDG is an ambitious international program with a goal of eliminating extreme poverty by 2015. The program includes a very specific set of targets and benchmarks, and all 193 UN member states have committed to meeting them.

In the final three years of the timeline, FBB plans to articulate a strong and consistent humanist voice in alignment with the vision of MDG. In addition to educating our members and the humanist community as a whole about MDG, we will be using the eight goals to help guide our beneficiary selections.

The Millennium Development Goals are:

  1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  2. Achieve universal primary education
  3. Promote gender equality and empower women
  4. Reduce child mortality
  5. Improve maternal health
  6. Combat HIV/AIDS
  7. Ensure environmental sustainability
  8. Develop a global partnership for ongoing development

Beginning in March, Foundation Beyond Belief will create a monthly rollout of the UN Millennium Development Goals to educate our members and the humanist community at large about the program.

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