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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I wholeheartedly support the work of International Justice Mission, which brought this to my attention
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Justice
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I want to serve God by helping people.
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If this country wants to make a difference they need to pay attention to the needs of 3rd world countries!!!!! PREACHING!!!!! AMEN!!!!!!!
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UNITED STATES
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For those who require justice...
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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.
R. Fulmer
UNITED STATES
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This issue is clearly big enough to warrant focus from the UN.
C. Pritchard
UNITED KINGDOM
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To speak up for those who do not currently have a voice.
P. Baker
UNITED KINGDOM
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All people should be respected and valued.
M. Loew Schaefer
UNITED STATES
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it is sad that I today's world that human and sex trafficking still exist.
R. Hood
UNITED STATES
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Because I serve a God of justice.
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UNITED KINGDOM
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A. van der Sluijs
FRANCE
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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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UNITED STATES
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Every human has the right to live a peaceful life and should be given the resources to do so.
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Strength in numbers..we all need to standup against violence.
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Defending the rights of the poor is a defgining principle of civilisation
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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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UNITED STATES
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I am persuaded that basic personal security against violence is necessary for any effort to feed or educate the poor to be effective.
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UNITED STATES
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I was educated about the impact of violence on worldwide poverty at a Veritas Forrum.
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UNITED STATES
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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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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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All life is from God and precious to Him. He calls us to defend the rights of the poor.
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UNITED KINGDOM
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UNITED KINGDOM
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MALAYSIA
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I signed because there are still 36 million living under modern slavery
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UNITED KINGDOM
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UNITED KINGDOM
Signed 1 month 2 weeks ago
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.