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,

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This is a global problem that needs bringing to light and eradicated.
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it is sad that I today's world that human and sex trafficking still exist.
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If we stay silent, we are condoning it, and that cannot happen.
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Because I serve a God who loves justice
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This issue is clearly big enough to warrant focus from the UN.
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This issue is clearly big enough to warrant focus from the UN.
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it is sad that I today's world that human and sex trafficking still exist.
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Because I serve a God of justice.
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For justice for everyone, specially the victims of poverty and violence, for them who have no voice been heard !!!
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Whilst I live in relative safety, without fear and also in a country that exercises justice, there are many who have no access to justice and live in fear. Let's together make a difference.
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This is a huge and devastating issue that demands our response, please thoughtfully consider this as leaders with the position you have to leverage justice for the vulnerable!
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working internationally for 17 years, this is a must. Something simply has to be done and must be done now.
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So that the UN is aware of the international support for these particular goals being implemented and enforced. And so that the UN assiduously ensure these goals remain a priority in all countries.
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