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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The Millennium Goals are coming to their end date and when they are reinstated there will need to be fresh ideas that can change the world!
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The Millennium Goals are coming to their end date and when they are reinstated there will need to be fresh ideas that can change the world!
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Freedom and Dignity for all is worth fighting for.
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Protection from violence for the poor would help PREVENT so many other injustices and I believe the UN can have positive impact in this arena.
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Because I care about this issue!
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Every person has the right to lead a safe life-children esp. They are so often the helpless victims.
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I have the privilege to be a voice and ask for you to carefully consider how we fight for justice and protection for the vulnerable and impoverished. Their individual stories matter. I urge you to consider these goals in 2015, when deciding on MDGs.
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Justice for all.
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I signed because I deeply care for others to be freed from the plague that is everyday violence and modern day slavery. The only way to do that is to speak up and speak loudly on behalf of those who have no way of doing so.
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UNITED STATES
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I feel passionate about this issue.
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If my children get to live oppression free, everyone's children get to as well.
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The injustice of the poor, specifically children, is appaling. Signing my name is easy- everything I can do matters.
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i have personally seen how violence and injustice erases so much good work done caring for and educating at risk children in Nigeria.
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I signed because the conversation of ending global poverty cannot happen without acknowledging the presence of everyday violence the poor experience.
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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Standing against this injustice reflects the heart of Jesus. I'm praying we can see this movement catch fire!
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I'm a Christian, and I seek to follow the teaching of Jesus that calls us to care for poor people.
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UNITED STATES
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As a mother and grandmother my heart aches for suffering children.
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Because I can be a voice for those who have been silenced.
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UNITED STATES
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J. Talarico
UNITED STATES
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This is such an urgent issue, we shouldn't even have to petition for it. This needs to be in front of as many people globally as possible to stop the injustices.
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UNITED STATES
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I want the world to be a safer and more just place.
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UNITED STATES
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I am an advocate of children's and women's rights in my own country for the last 13 years. Justice system in the Phillipines can be easily bought by the abusers while the abused are either neglected or continue to suffer in silence.
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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if we can't protect children, what's the point?
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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I heard Gary Haugen speak about this global threat to freedom, and believe e Rey human being has the basic right to their personal freedom. Please listen to IJM. Thank you
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UNITED STATES
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ALL people deserve to be free, to be treated with dignity , respect and love regardless of age , gender , beliefs , or economic status. We are all His.
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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I care about justice for the poor and weak.
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UNITED KINGDOM
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I think this is best way to make a difference for the poorest in the world.
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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This needs to stop.
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UNITED STATES
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i desire for all violence against kids to stop! I want to help and signing something is easy!
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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The lives of the poor matter too. No one should be a victim of violence with no access to protection from abusers. Ff
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AS A PEOPLE WE ALL NEED PROTECTION FROM WICKET MIND AND SOULS OF THE LAND
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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Everyone needs a voice and no one should live in fear.
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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I am signing for the millions that can't.
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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This is the right thing to do. What more needs to be said?
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UNITED STATES
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We are all brothers and sisters created to be free. Our freedom should not be a selfish one. We should do what we can to help others.
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What happens to one of us,happens to all of us…we belong to each other!!
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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