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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 Millennium Development Goals andpromised to end extreme poverty by 2015.

8 goals were set:

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Progress is being made on the MDGs:

Child malnutrition rates are declining.

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

1 billion still lack safe sources of water.

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Climate change,

the food crisis and the global economic crisis

threaten to reverse progress on the MDGs.

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

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

Canada promised to meet this goal by 1975.

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But Canada has 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.

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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.
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Sign-on to the campaign at

www.makepovertyhistory.ca

and help make a difference.

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