Despite the focus on hunger and poverty in the MDGs, under nutrition remains a problem of almost unimaginable proportions. In 2010 it was estimated that 925 people in developing countries were suffering from some form of under nutrition- that’s up from 824 million in 1990.
This month we are introducing a nationwide fundraising and advocacy campaign called Live Below the Line. The campaign is designed to raise awareness of the fact that 1.4 billion people in the world live below the extreme poverty line, on less than £1 a day. We are using the opportunity to raise awareness about the millions of children who die or suffer from undernutrition and to raise funds for the work of RESULTS UK.
It is a crucial time for global efforts to end poverty. With the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) now fast approaching and mixed progress on the goals, the world is turning its attention to what should replace the MDGs post-2015.
Despite repeated pledges from the international community, including making universal education the second Millennium Development Goal, there are still over 60 million children out of school. What's more, an estimated one third of those children are living with a disability. That's a grossly disproportionate number compared with disability levels in the general population.
In September this year the UK will host the Paralympic games, the pinnacle of life time of training for many disabled athletes. This provides us a unique opportunity to bring the issue of disabled children's exclusion from education to the attention of the British Public and our elected representatives.
When it was founded in 2002 the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) pledged that it would seek to 'help get the most marginalised children into school.' Ten years on, and there are still millions of marginalised children who are systematically denied an education all over the world.
In the year 2015, world leaders should be coming together to celebrate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the broadest, most ambitious and wide raging statement on the future of human development ever conceived.
4 members of the Oxford RESULTS group met with Keith Taylor MEP on 14th October. By chance the Mayor of Oxford was also there, because she used to work for Keith!
Dear Sophie Gale,
Thank you for your letter to Andrew Mitchell about the Education for All Fast Track Initiative (FTI). I have been asked to reply.