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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GUATEMALA
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Because víctima need help in The best way, i am from Guatemala and i al proud of this advances but i alzó know that there still much more To do with The help of GOD and people with the calling to help the poor.
K. Sy
CANADA
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God is just. He is righteous. He loves to protect the weak. He is a strong tower to those who seek Him. He asked us to protect the weak and needy.
K. Reimer
CANADA
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Justice is a necessity not a need. Everyone needs and deserves it.
R. Britt
UNITED KINGDOM
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A. Mallison
AUSTRALIA
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Justice needs to be a priority.
M. Tupas
PHILIPPINES
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I had seen how everyday violence can paralyze the poor into achieving their dreams.
C. Frew
UNITED KINGDOM
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J. Marchak
UNITED STATES
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Justice that serves only those who can afford it is not justice .96Ey5
L. Giovanetto
CANADA
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L. Fraser
UNITED KINGDOM
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L. Hague
UNITED STATES
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D. Eastman
UNITED STATES
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K. Bourgeault
CANADA
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J. Snoxell
CANADA
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I believe that rallying together to support those who may be privy to subjugation of any sort is important, especially violence against marginalized or underprivileged people groups.
K. Barnhart
UNITED STATES
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P. Saenmuk
THAILAND
Signed 1 day 3 hours ago
Everyone deserves to feel safe. Everyone deserves justice.
E. Martin
UNITED STATES
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Everyone deserves justice, especially children who can't speak for themselves.
R. Janssen
UNITED STATES
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C. Potyrala
UNITED STATES
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A. Dunn
UNITED STATES
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I want all children to feel as safe as I did growing up
A. Muchiri
KENYA
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I have seen and witnessed violence against the poor. It needs to STOP.
A. Ihde
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 day 23 hours ago
As a teacher and a foster parent, I believe all children and families deserve these rights.
M. Randall
UNITED STATES
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I signed because this problem will continue if and until we take real, tangible steps to further worldwide development. The UN's 2015 MDGs offer a first step with the ability to enact true and effective change.
A. Braun
CANADA
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PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make justice a priority!!!!!! Justice should not be something that we hope for...it should be an automatic, assumed right for ALL people!!
D. Marroquin
GUATEMALA
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Because víctima need help in The best way, i am from Guatemala and i al proud of this advances but i alzó know that there still much more To do with The help of GOD and people with the calling to help the poor.
S. jean
CANADA
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J. Beers
UNITED STATES
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R. Kuelker
CANADA
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Justice is critical for all rich and poor young and old healthy or sick. When people aren't ensured justice they live in fear and possibly salavery.
T. Lay
CANADA
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R. Southerlan
UNITED STATES
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K. Sy
CANADA
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God is just. He is righteous. He loves to protect the weak. He is a strong tower to those who seek Him. He asked us to protect the weak and needy.
L. Reich
CANADA
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Justice is necessary for the individual and society to be healthy
O. Lim
UNITED STATES
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R. Poffenroth
CANADA
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I signed because I want to see greater justice for the vulnerable and feel it is my responsibility to help speak up for those that need a voice.
D. Robinson
UNITED STATES
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I am an Advocate for children through Compassion Int. and I agree that new laws are needed in all nations, especially ones with high child sex trafficking records.
T. Dommer
UNITED STATES
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S. Knopf
UNITED STATES
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UNITED STATES
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D. Wisler
UNITED STATES
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M. van Hal
CANADA
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I am tired of all the violence against the poor - the weak - the sick etc. in this world. I want to show how much I love those people and let them know I care and that they matter ! And do something to help. Thankyou
C. Poe
UNITED STATES
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To see justice throughout the world...to see those who suffer have a better chance at life.
A. Bird
CANADA
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Justice is hugely important, what good are basic human rights if they aren't in practice?
A. Stephen
CANADA
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K. Reimer
CANADA
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Justice is a necessity not a need. Everyone needs and deserves it.
R. Foster
UNITED KINGDOM
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I wish to urge the United Nations to protect the poor from violence
M. Biggs
CANADA
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D. Decheubel
UNITED STATES
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M. Porter
UNITED STATES
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It's one of the only ways I know of to make the world a safer place for the poor or less powerful, to stand up against injustice and defend people worldwide who are simply never heard from otherwise.
K. Trierweiler
UNITED STATES
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I believe strongly in making changes for the better in this subject. It's effecting so many children. And it's a subject not many think about. But it's happening everyday. And needs to be changed for the better of humanity.
l. juell
CANADA
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Take action
M. Riley
UNITED STATES
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B. Kynoch
UNITED STATES
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A. Walker
UNITED STATES
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Food, education or micro loans are of little help to those whose land or home has been taken away, or those who are enslaved, imprisoned, raped or killed. Safety first.
D. Peterson
UNITED STATES
Signed 3 days 18 hours ago
To see the justice of God fill the earth.
H. Jugo
UNITED STATES
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just try to imagine what if one these young victims was your child, it's horrifying and just plain evil. I pray that God would work among government agents and that they would be instruments of righteousness as was ordained by Him.
A. Weir
UNITED KINGDOM
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A. Weir
UNITED KINGDOM
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S. Currell
UNITED KINGDOM
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I feel justice should be available for all
S. Currell
UNITED KINGDOM
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I feel passionately we should make the law and justice available for all, all nations and all genders and ages
D. Shaver
UNITED STATES
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I am especially interested in the progress of women and girls in the developing world. The current system of law, and the corruption of police and judiciary, effectively condone such violence.
M. Poirier
CANADA
Signed 6 days 1 hour ago
Parce-que la pauvreté rend vulnérable aux abus dont la violence, il faut se solidariser et y mettre fin.
C. Richards Cormier
CANADA
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J. Giwa
CANADA
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L. Rajput
UNITED STATES
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M. Duguid
CANADA
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equality for all affects everyone.
J. Hull
AUSTRALIA
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C. Rogan de Ramirez
UNITED STATES
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K. Sasowsky
UNITED STATES
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It is unfathomable to me that people are so barbaric to other people for profit.
R. Heib
UNITED STATES
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Eliminating all forms of violence is one of the most sustainable solutions to ending poverty and poverty-stricken mentalities all over the world.
B. Kelley
UNITED STATES
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R. Foxley
NEW ZEALAND
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I'm reading The Locust Effect. I've worked for NGOs for the past 20 years. This issue has got to be sorted - now!
A. Lee
UNITED STATES
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Because children need a voice
K. Peterson
UNITED STATES
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Kids shouldn't have to fear for their safety...ever.
k. witthuhn
UNITED STATES
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Creating a platform for the vulnerable is why.
R. Wallis
JORDAN
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C. Christensen
UNITED STATES
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Violence against innocent children must be stopped. And governments must hold accountable those who have committed this violence.
B. Hall
UNITED STATES
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H. Post-van den Berg
NETHERLANDS
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NETHERLANDS
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NETHERLANDS
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j. Buchanan
UNITED STATES
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S. Karsky
UNITED STATES
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I abhor violence against the poor, the destitute, children, and widows.
I. Ng
SINGAPORE
Signed 1 week 5 days ago
The oppressed often do not have the ability or capacity to stand up for themselves, and I hope that UN can put its influence to good use to help those who can't help themselves.
B. Ondrus
UNITED STATES
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Trafficking is an atrocity that robs life and dignity from the vulnerable. It must be stopped, the perpetrators must be punished, and lives restored to the abused.
C. Ho
AUSTRALIA
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D. Elmer
UNITED STATES
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J. Pickering
UNITED KINGDOM
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the vulnerable children of our world need justice
C. Cirucci
UNITED STATES
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C. Swisher
UNITED STATES
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Z. Yun
UNITED STATES
Signed 1 week 6 days ago
Justice is what we are called to bring to the world. I feel called to bring justice to the world one person at a time.
N. Sanders
UNITED STATES
Signed 2 weeks 2 hours ago
i have a passion to help in the fight against injustice.
C. Spoon
UNITED STATES
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C. Vargas
UNITED STATES
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I now enjoy the safety of living in the US, and wish everyone could enjoy it too
S. Powers
UNITED STATES
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I signed becuase im sick of everything.
S. Luntz
UNITED STATES
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M. Hoffman
UNITED STATES
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I just heard Gary Haugen speak and was blown away. I have been involved with IJM for about two years, but now, I want to be more involved and take action. I am planning on applying for an internship for this summer.
M. Hoffman
UNITED STATES
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I just heard Gary Haugen speak and was blown away. I have been involved with IJM for about two years, but now, I want to be more involved and take action. I am planning on applying for an internship for this summer.
B. BM Matic
UNITED KINGDOM
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J. Eastman
UNITED STATES
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In working with children and families in the United States and Internationally, the value of freedom from tyranny, slavery and abuse is vital. This is one valuable avenue to enable this freedom to prevail.