Millennium Development Goals

This picture, showing a starving Sudanese child being stalked by a vulture won Kevin Carter the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. When I think of the state of the world I cannot help but see this image in my head.Around 140 world leaders are gathering at the United Nations this week to focus on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  The timing is crucial, as the MDGs have reached the halfway mark of the 15-year period from 2000 to 2015.  Yesterday’s sessions focused on the MDGs in Africa while on Thursday the political leaders will take on the MDGs worldwide.  This past spring I attended a conference at Yale where both Jeffery and Sonya Sachs talked extensively about the MDG and the Millennium Villages that are underway around the world.  It is time our global leaders stand up to their moral responsibility of creating some fundamental standards that all global citizens are privy to.  Exciting progress has been made in the first 8 years, but there much work to be accomplished in the second half.The link to Bono and Jeffery Sachs blogs during this weeks UN talks- http://blogs.ft.com/mdg/ To global change,Leana”Be the change you wish to see in the world” -Gandhi

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