MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS

IN 2000, THE UNITED NATIONS ESTABLISHED THE MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS – 8 ANTI-POVERTY TARGETS TO ACHIEVE BY 2015.

BEYOND 2015

IN 2015, THE UN WILL CREATE NEW GOALS, WHICH, FOR THE FIRST TIME, COULD INCLUDE JUSTICE AND SECURITY MEASURES TARGETING EVERYDAY VIOLENCE AGAINST THE POOR.

PROTECT THE POOR

IJM JOINS GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT GROUPS, CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS AND WOMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS IN ENCOURAGING THE UN TO PURSUE INITIATIVES THAT ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THOSE IN POVERTY.

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DEAR SECRETARY GENERAL BAN KI-MOON,

Everyday violence against the poor undermines global efforts to improve health, education, and economic development. Public justice systems that reliably and professionally protect the vulnerable—especially women and children—from violence and exploitation are an essential component of sustainable development.

When the United Nations selects its 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), I respectfully urge you to support goals that:

  • Eliminate all forms of violence against children
  • Ensure that justice institutions are accessible, independent, well-resourced and respect due-process rights
  • Enhance the capacity, professionalism and accountability of the security forces, police and judiciary.

These provisions and more are included in Goals 10 and 11, recommended by the Eminent Persons Panel you appointed in July 2012.

When the UN makes its final decision on the 2015 MDGs, we urge you to ensure these are among them.

Respectfully,

[Your Name]

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L. Howarth
CANADA
Signed 1 week 8 hours ago
This issue is very important to me and we must all do our part to eliminate all forms of violence and ensure justice.
M. Shaown
BANGLADESH
Signed 1 week 9 hours ago
I want to protect injustice against poor people of the world
C. James
SINGAPORE
Signed 1 week 19 hours ago
It makes a difference to the one who's saved. And we all have a duty to protect them as we would our own.
M. Priestley
UNITED STATES
Signed 10 hours 19 min ago
S. Kenyon
UNITED STATES
Signed 14 hours 39 min ago
K. Hall
UNITED STATES
Signed 19 hours 1 min ago
j. quillian
CANADA
Signed 1 day 10 hours ago
i have experience 1st hand the hopelessness of 3rd world justice. the legal system is built on bribery and the chances of being heard is extremely difficult, until god intervenes.
S. Herman
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 day 17 hours ago
N. Parker
CANADA
Signed 2 days 2 min ago
justice, kindness and mercy.
T. Moorhouse
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 days 9 hours ago
The plight of the poor is supposed to move the heart of every true believer. Our Master said, "Blessed are the poor in spirit".
J. Guilloux
CANADA
Signed 2 days 17 hours ago
Justice for all is not only important, but critical for development to succeed in all areas.
O. Abdallah
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 days 20 hours ago
FIGHT POVERTY
H. Packwood
UNITED KINGDOM
Signed 2 days 22 hours ago
shared at church
H. Post-van den Berg
NETHERLANDS
Signed 3 days 25 min ago
because there has to be justice and protection for every human being poor of rich !
T. Tester
UNITED STATES
Signed 3 days 33 min ago
End Slavery
S. Hauck
CANADA
Signed 3 days 6 hours ago
With hope for the future
L. Strong
UNITED STATES
Signed 3 days 13 hours ago
It is critical that we address broken law enforcements systems so that that protect the poor and thereby enable the success of development programs funded by US taxpayers.
N. Dawes
CANADA
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D. Hogan-Cole
SPAIN
Signed 4 days 1 hour ago
Human and animal rights activist.
K. Martin
AUSTRALIA
Signed 4 days 3 hours ago
J. Hamryszak
UNITED STATES
Signed 5 days 16 hours ago
Because I care and want to do all I possibly can for those that cannot help themselves. Matthew 25:40.
p. stewart
UNITED STATES
Signed 6 days 9 hours ago
ending violence enables countries to move forward in ending poverty
R. Mentzer
UNITED STATES
Signed 6 days 9 hours ago
A. Strother
UNITED STATES
Signed 6 days 10 hours ago
To ensure justice institutions are competent to eliminate violence against children and the poor
S. VanderVeen
CANADA
Signed 6 days 17 hours ago
C. Dougherty
UNITED STATES
Signed 6 days 17 hours ago
The evil seem to be cowards! You'd save time and money and lives by going after this problem.
S. Zimmer
CANADA
Signed 6 days 18 hours ago
D. Schumacher
UNITED STATES
Signed 6 days 21 hours ago
Children are our world's most precious resource. Jesus heart bleed for them, as does mine.
M. Duckworth
CANADA
Signed 6 days 22 hours ago
I believe all people should have the right to safety and security, and these rights must be protected by justice institutions within countries
P. Boothroyd
CANADA
Signed 6 days 23 hours ago
I believe in justice and believe that all humans have a right to to live without threat of violence where governments act justly.
J. Sumawang
PHILIPPINES
Signed 1 week 1 hour ago
As a student it's my responsibility to eliminate justice not only for the poor but to all of us who created equally by our Almighty Father Yahweh :) Fight for our rights!!
A. Friginal
PHILIPPINES
Signed 1 week 1 hour ago
Because I care! :)
M. Campbell
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 2 hours ago
To end all forms of violence against children
L. Howarth
CANADA
Signed 1 week 8 hours ago
This issue is very important to me and we must all do our part to eliminate all forms of violence and ensure justice.
B. Schorr
CANADA
Signed 1 week 8 hours ago
d. kiel
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 9 hours ago
kids are not able to defend themselves. They need adults to protect them. They are also taken advantage of because they can't easily fight back.
M. Shaown
BANGLADESH
Signed 1 week 9 hours ago
I want to protect injustice against poor people of the world
S. Yip
CANADA
Signed 1 week 11 hours ago
P. Kennon
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 12 hours ago
the world is a greedy place with too much separation between the poor and the rich. We need to be more united
C. de Wit
CANADA
Signed 1 week 12 hours ago
I signed because there needs to be more done to prevent slavery of and violence against children. We claim to have abolished slavery but this is not true!. Please do your part to end slavery.
A. Findling
AUSTRALIA
Signed 1 week 13 hours ago
E. Tan
SINGAPORE
Signed 1 week 13 hours ago
Taking advantage of the vulnerability of the poor must be stopped. Nobody deserves that.a
C. Davis
CANADA
Signed 1 week 14 hours ago
K. Lewis
CANADA
Signed 1 week 14 hours ago
V. UNGER
CANADA
Signed 1 week 15 hours ago
J. Knibbe
CANADA
Signed 1 week 16 hours ago
Access to justice and the rule of law are fundamental to the protection of human beings everywhere.
C. Metanczuk
CANADA
Signed 1 week 16 hours ago
A. Karg
CANADA
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A. Karg
CANADA
Signed 1 week 17 hours ago
K. Braun
CANADA
Signed 1 week 18 hours ago
I believe strongly that without effective, reliable and non-corrupt judicial systems in developing nations, humanitarian aid efforts will have only a marginal positive effect.
B. Whitby
CANADA
Signed 1 week 18 hours ago
J. Fish
CANADA
Signed 1 week 18 hours ago
K. Andersso
CANADA
Signed 1 week 18 hours ago
Exploitation in any form can be eradicated, if many act as one. With justice, care and kindness as "tools" to wear down evil.
J. Campbell
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 18 hours ago
S. Pospisil
CANADA
Signed 1 week 18 hours ago
IJM
I. Dyble
UNITED KINGDOM
Signed 1 week 19 hours ago
Violence against the vulnerable is wholly unacceptable and we must do within our power to change justice systems to make it difficult to perpetrate and easy to be brought to justice.
C. James
SINGAPORE
Signed 1 week 19 hours ago
It makes a difference to the one who's saved. And we all have a duty to protect them as we would our own.
T. Banks
UNITED KINGDOM
Signed 1 week 20 hours ago
This is too important not to have our voice heard.
J. Bellavance
CANADA
Signed 1 week 22 hours ago
a. Elcombe
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 23 hours ago
T. Dunn
UNITED STATES
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E. Barry
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
L. Joseph
INDIA
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S. Freeman
UNITED STATES
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A. Purusram
UNITED KINGDOM
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
G. Mitchell
UNITED KINGDOM
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
a. stewart
UNITED KINGDOM
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
because I believe in the peace and security of each and every human life.
m. malazarte
PHILIPPINES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
Me, as a women and individual, supposed to take actions and expand help not just among to my family, also to my community. I, also want to educate because it might happen around me, it just I'm unaware of it.
A. Spencer
AUSTRALIA
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
F. Hauselmann
SWITZERLAND
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
F. Butata
PHILIPPINES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
because I want violence to cease and I want world peace
R. Patten
UNITED KINGDOM
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
G. Pritt
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
More needs to be done to protect the poor and at-risk people of the world from violence. I think this will be beneficial.
G. Vialpando
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
As a global citizen I believe that we need to support international efforts to protect the vulnerable and poor from systemic, unspeakable acts of violence. Basic legal protections should be a universal right.
J. McCollum
UNITED STATES
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C. Virtue
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
protect the vulnerable
L. S.
UNITED STATES
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J. Barrett
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
I care about people from all over the world.
B. Norton
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
J. Bleeker
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
Men and women, boys and girls, are made in the image of God.
v. ward
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
JUSTICE.
S. Baugh
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
People should be able to live without fear and oppresion.
A. Gantt
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
Every human being has been created in the image of God and deserves a life free of oppression and fear of other human beings.
B. Bruggeman
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
I read The Locust Effect by Gary Haugen and he is right! Justice is fundamental in eliminating poverty.
M. Wall
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
C. Brunsman
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
I believe in justice. I believe in caring for the poor and the widow. I believe it is time to stand up and make a difference.
V. Pelayo
PHILIPPINES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
J. Atkinson
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
H. Feldman McCullough
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
N. Whysel
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
I have daughters.
L. Jackson
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
Too many examples to list of injustices worldwide. I understand that I am privileged in many of my safeguards, and knowing that people are watching out for me and would protect me if I needed that. Everybody should have those same assurances.
S. Smith
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
S. Harris
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
T. Sheridan
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
I sign in support of girls all over the globe who deserve to grow up educated in peace. #bringbackourgirls
m. troup
HONG KONG
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
E. Lazicki
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
E. Bowerman
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
M. Hill
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
D. Bergstrom
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 1 day ago
It's necessary.