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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CANADA
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SINGAPORE
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The violence worldwide against women and children is appalling. Change will only come from outside pressure on governments to act justly.
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NETHERLANDS
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This is besides food a basic need!
E. Halverson
UNITED STATES
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Protection should be a right, not a priveledge.
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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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Because I want to do anything I can to help fight injustice to those who can't help themselves.
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UNITED STATES
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God is a God of Justice. I have seen the undeniable effects of poverty and violence. I support this.
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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Protection and justice should not be a privilege, they should be a right.
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TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA
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p.s. Taiwan is a sovereign nation rather than the province of China. I will very much appreciate if the system can modify the term.
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Corruption and lawlessness within the developing world is one of the biggest reasons preventing myself and many others from donating and doing more. It's time the true root cause of these atrocities is dealt with.
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UNITED STATES
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Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Keep up the good work.
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CANADA
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The poor often can't speak for themselves. So the rest of us must. Beyond this we must act which is what IJM is doing. Signing this petition is the least I can do.
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UNITED STATES
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Justice for the poor is possible. Hope is real.
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UNITED STATES
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SINGAPORE
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UNITED KINGDOM
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UNITED KINGDOM
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R. Reid
UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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M. Stoyak
UNITED STATES
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CANADA
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Sociology professor who believes in the pursuit of greater social justice, equality, and peace.
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UNITED STATES
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My daughter is passionate about this cause and has inspired me too!
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UNITED STATES
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To make my voice heard in place of those whose voices are silenced.
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SINGAPORE
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UNITED KINGDOM
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UNITED STATES
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I believe God calls us to speak up on behalf of the vulnerable.
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UNITED KINGDOM
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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I want to help fight abuses around my community and the world at large and seek justice for those who don't seem to get it
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GERMANY
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We are all the same. We all deserve the same: Freedom and security.
E. Rice
UNITED STATES
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I signed this because God has greater purposes for His creatures than to live a life of violence.
T. Hicks
UNITED STATES
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To be a voice for the voiceless.
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UNITED STATES
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i am concerned that we seem complacent with how people are treated. If we do nothing, it is almost as bad as the acts themselves.
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UNITED STATES
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I have a heart for the underprivileged.
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NEW ZEALAND
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E. Deng
PHILIPPINES
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Because I belive that effective justice institutions assist the most vulnerable.
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NETHERLANDS
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J. Pruitt
UNITED STATES
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R. Curniski
CANADA
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I want to see the vulnerable people in our world being protected and not taken advantage of.
O. Iheanacho
NIGERIA
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S. Srivastava
INDIA
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j. etukeit
UGANDA
Signed 1 month 1 day ago
To see a world that is free from violence and dictatorship.
E. Cherian
INDIA
Signed 1 month 1 day ago
Its my Right for Justice.
K. Ryan
UNITED STATES
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C. Whittle
IRELAND
Signed 1 month 2 days ago
Violence destroys lives, families and generation
R. S' Bala
BANGLADESH
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I agree with this voice.....
R. Trapnell
UNITED KINGDOM
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L. Schmidt
UNITED STATES
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It is our duty to help those in need.
B. Poller
CANADA
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L. mann
UNITED STATES
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i believe in justice for all
L. mann
UNITED STATES
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i believe in justice for all
H. Taylor
UNITED STATES
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I want to join in this movement so that everyone, no matter where they live, can feel safe.
S. Maskill
UNITED KINGDOM
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I hate to think children and vulnerable adults are being subjected to violence. This has to stop.
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UNITED KINGDOM
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