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Let’s get to the point seven percent that was promised. One billion people are living in extreme poverty on less than $1 a day. It doesn’t have to be this way. In 2000 world leaders adopted the Millennium Development Goals and promised to end extreme poverty by 2015. 8 goals were set:.

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In 2000 world leaders adopted the than $1 a day. Millennium Development Goals andpromised to end extreme poverty by 2015.

8 goals were set:


Progress is being made on the MDGs: than $1 a day.

Child malnutrition rates are declining.




1.6 billion people have gained access to safe drinking water since 1990.

1 billion still lack safe sources of water.


Climate change, since 1990.

the food crisis and the global economic crisis

threaten to reverse progress on the MDGs.



Canada is only 16 since 1990.th out of 22 donor countries in aid as % of national income. In 2007 we were only giving 0.28%


Canada, since 1990.with a population of 33 million,gives $ 3.9 billion a year.

Netherlands, with a population of 16 million, gives $6.2 billion a year.



The United Nations set the 0.7% of national income aid target in 1970.

Canada promised to meet this goal by 1975.


But Canada has target in 1970.never delivered.

The closest Canada has come was in 1987 when we gave 0.5%.

We now give about 0.3% or less than half the 0.7% target.


In September 2010 world leaders will gather at the UN for a MDG Summit to decide how to get progress back on track to achieve the 8 goals by the 2015 target date.


September 17, 18 and 19, 2010 MDG Summit to decide how to get progress back on track to achieve the 8 goals by the 2015 target date.


Sign-on to the campaign at MDG Summit to decide how to get progress back on track to achieve the 8 goals by the 2015 target date.

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