UN Millennium Declaration Development Goals – 2015 Deadline

Development GoalsSecretary-General calls on leaders to attend Millennium Development Goals summit next September

“We must not fail the billions who look to the international community to fulfill the promise of the Millennium Declaration for a better world. Let us meet in September to keep the promise.”  — http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals

With only five years left until the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on world leaders to attend a summit in New York on 20-22 September 2010 to boost progress towards the MDGs.

“Keeping the Promise”, which serves as the basis for Member States’ deliberations on an action-oriented outcome document for the Summit. It identifies successes and gaps, and lays out an agenda for 2010-2015. “Our world possesses the knowledge and resources to achieve the MDGs,” Mr. Ban says in the report. Falling short of the Goals “would be an unacceptable failure, moral and practical.”   [Emphasis added]  — Read the Secretary-General’s report

Hmmm why would it be an unaceptable failure?  It seems the antiChrist is rather demanding.

Some really interesting dates on the UN Calendar for 2010.


  • Launch of the International Year of Biodiversity
    (Berlin and Worldwide, 11 January 2010)
  • Launch of UNESCO Education for All Monitoring Report
    (UN Headquarters, New York, 19 January 2010)
  • African Union Summit
    “Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Africa: Challenges and Prospects for Development”
    (Addis Ababa, 25 January – 2 February 2010)


  • International Conference on Biodiversity
    (Trondheim, Norway, 1 – 5 February 2010)
  • Launch of UNCTAD Trade and Environment Review
    (Geneva, 8 February 2010)
  • ECOSOC Special Event on “Engaging philanthropy to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment
    (UN Headquarters, New York, 22 February 2010)


  • 54th session of the Commission on the Status of Women
    (UN Headquarters, New York, 1 – 12 March 2010)
  • Launch of “Agenda for Accelerated Country Action for Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV”
    (UN Headquarters, New York, 2 March 2010)
  • Commemorative meeting of the General Assembly to mark the fifteenth anniversary of the Beijing Declaration
    (UN Headquarters, New York, 2 March 2010)
  • International Women’s Day: “Equal rights, equal opportunities: Progress for all”
    (Worldwide, 8 March 2010)
  • High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development
    (UN Headquarters, New York, 23-24 March 2010)
  • Special high-level meeting of the UN Economic and Social Council with Bretton Woods institutions, World Trade Organization and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
    (UN Headquarters, New York, 18-19 March 2010)
  • World Water Day
    (Worldwide, 22 March 2010)
  • GA High-level Thematic Debate: Implementation of the International Decade for Action, “Water for Life”, 2005-2015
    (UN Headquarters, New York, 22 March 2010)
  • World Urban Forum 5: “The Right to the City: Bridging the Urban Divide”
    (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 22-26 March 2010)
  • World TB Day
    (Worldwide, 24 March 2010)


  • World Health Day
    Focus on urbanization and health
    (Worldwide, 7 April 2010)
  • UNFCCC Meeting
    Climate change negotiations
    (Bonn, Germany, 9 – 11 April 2010)
  • Commission on Population and Development
    “Health, morbidity, mortality and development”
    (New York, 12 – 16 April 2010)
  • Education for All Global Action Week 2010
    (19 – 25 April 2010)
  • Bretton Woods Institutions spring meeting
    (Washington DC, 24 – 25 April 2010)
  • World Malaria Day
    (Worldwide, 25 April 2010)


  • Shanghai Expo
    “Better City, Better Life”
    (Shanghai, China, 1 May – 31 October 2010)
  • Commission on Sustainable Development
    (New York, 3 – 14 May 2010)
  • Launch of Global Biodiversity Outlook 3
    Focus on the 2010 biodiversity target
    (Nairobi, 10 May 2010)
  • 10th Anniversary of UN Girls Education Initiative and Conference on Girls Education
    (Dakar, Senegal, 10 – 14 May 2010)
  • ESCAP Annual (Ministerial) Session
    “Addressing challenges in the achievement of the MDGs: Promoting a stable and supportive financial system and green growth”
    (Incheon, South Korea, 13-19 May 2010)
  • World Health Assembly
    (Geneva, 17 – 21 May 2010)
  • International Day for Biodiversity
    “Biodiversity and Development”
    (22 May 2010)
  • Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD)
    (Yokohama, Japan, 28 – 30 May 2010)
  • 32nd session of the UNFCCC subsidiary bodies
    Climate change negotiations
    (Bonn, Germany, 31 May -11 June 2010)


  • International Labour Conference
    99th session
    (Geneva, 2 – 18 June 2010)
  • World Environment Day
    “Many Species. One Planet. One Future.”
    (Worldwide, 5 June 2010)
  • Women Deliver Conference
    International meeting on maternal and reproductive health
    (Washington, DC, 7 – 9 June 2010)
  • Football World Cup
    Several UN system promotional partnerships on development issues
    (South Africa, 11 June – 11 July 2010)
  • World Day Against Child Labour
    (Geneva, 12 June 2010)
  • UN Global Compact Leaders Summit
    “Building a new era of sustainability”
    (New York, 24 – 25 June 2010)
  • ECOSOC high-level meeting (Annual Ministerial Review)
    “Gender equality and the empowerment of women”; Development Cooperation Forum
    (New York, 28 June – 2 July 2010)
  • Launch of 2010 Millennium Development Report
    (Late June TBC)


  • XVIII International AIDS Conference
    “Rights Here, Right Now”
    (Vienna, 18 – 23 July 2010)
  • International Youth Day
    (12 August 2010, Worldwide)
  • World Youth Conference
    (Mexico City, 23 – 29 August 2010)
  • DPI/NGO Annual Conference
    “Global Health Challenges: Achieving the MDGs”
    (Melbourne, 30 August – 1 September 2010)


  • Launch of Millennium Development Goals Gap Task Force Report
    (mid-September 2010 – date TBC)
    (Get 2009 Report here )
  • Stand Up, Take Action against Poverty
    (dates TBD)
  • Millennium Development Goals Summit
    (UN Headquarters, New York, 20-22 September 2010)
  • Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
    (Nagoya, Japan 11 – 29 October 2010)


  • Bretton Woods Annual Meeting
    (Washington, DC, 9 – 11 October 2010)
  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
    (Worldwide, 17 October 2010)


  • UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
    16th Conference of Parties
    (Mexico, 29 November – 10 December 2010)
  • International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women
    (Worldwide, 25 November 2010)


  • World AIDS Day
    (Worldwide, 1 December 2010)
  • Closing of the International Year of Biodiversity and launch of International Year of Forests
    (Kanazawa, Japan, December 2010 (date TBC)


Odd, I don’t see the Global Day of Prayer on this calandar anywhere… wonder why.


The following are the GOALS to be achieved by MDC by 2015.

  1. End Poverty and Hunger
  2. Universal Education
  3. Gender Equality
  4. Child Health
  5. Maternal Health
  6. Combat HIV/AIDS
  7. Environmental Sustainability
  8. Global Partnership


Millenial Declaration Goals for 2015


Listen to the words carefully.  Note the Peace Sign (Inverted Cross)


Universal Education of the youth is a major factor in the MDC for 2015

GLOBAL NOMADS GROUP – Established in 1998, the Global Nomads Group (GNG) is an international NGO that creates interactive educational programs for students about global issues. GNG’s educational programs include (1) four types of videoconferences – The PULSE, Currents, Innovations and Rapid Response – where students learn about and discuss subjects with their peers from around the world in live, facilitated sessions; and (2) videos and learning content on a variety of international issues relevant to teachers and students.

All GNG programs are directly linked to school curricula, education standards and 21st century learning objectives, and are accompanied by lesson plans and training to teachers. Programs are broadcast during the school day and cover a range of topics in the curriculum, including civics, social and global studies, geography, world history, science, economics and politics.

In its 10-year history, Global Nomads Group has conducted programs in more than 40 countries and reached more than one million young people.   —

Funders & Supporters

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  • The Goldman Sachs Education Foundation
  • The Bezos Family Foundation
  • The Joseph & Sally Handleman Charitable Foundation
  • Laura Jane Musser Fund
  • The Longview Foundation
  • New Earth Foundation
  • Google
  • Polycom
  • Glowpoint
  • ID Solutions
  • V-SPAN
  • EMS Technologies
  • Skadden Arps
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
  • Semester at Sea
  • Ploughshares Fund


Another video:

The power to change – Millennium Development Goals


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Deborah (Discerning the World)

Deborah Ellish is the author of the above article. Discerning the World is an internet Christian Ministry based in Johannesburg South Africa. Tom Lessing and Deborah Ellish both own Discerning the World. For more information see the About this Website page below the comments section.

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