Global Development

Image: Pranav Prakash, Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Image: Pranav Prakash, Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

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Will the worst conditions of global poverty be alleviated by 2015? The UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight development aimed at improving chances of survival in the world's poorest countries. They were adopted in 2000 by all 193 UN member states but have not yet been met by all.

11Eleven Project

Mark the date: 11/11/11

Mark the date: 11/11/11

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In 2011 Global Voices partnered with the 11Eleven Project to raise awareness about the MDGs. In November, on 11/11/11 we invited world citizens to help create a collaborative portrait of humanity with: photos, films, audio, and blog posts about this day. The 11Eleven project will turn these into a photo book, a music collection, and a film. We encouraged everyone to blog about “How I wish the world will be in 100 years” with emphasis on the important issues below. Please contact Paula Góes if you have questions.

Kids in Madagascar join the 11Eleven Project

Kids in Madagascar join the 11Eleven Project

Featured Global Voices Posts – UN Millennium Development Goals

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Our development coverage focuses on people who use online citizen media to raise global awareness and create change. By calling attention to perspectives shared by citizens around the world, Global Voices aims to show how social and economic injustice is experienced by those who live it. Below are Global Voices stories from 2011 and 2012 (for best of 2010 click here).

Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty & hunger

Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education

Goal 3: Promote gender equality & empower women

Plus: coverage of “Slut Walks” in Australia, India, and Brazil.

Goal 4: Reduce child mortality

Newborn sleeps in hospital in Southern Luzon, Philippines (November, 2009). Oliver Belarga

Newborn sleeps in hospital in Southern Luzon, Philippines (November, 2009). Oliver Belarga –

Goal 5: Improve maternal health

Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria & other diseases

Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability

Goal 8: Develop a global partnership for development

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