To galvanize support for the Millennium Development Goals, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in June 2010 established an Advocacy Group of eminent personalities who have shown outstanding leadership in promoting the implementation of the Goals -- in such fields as education, food security, health, environment, and the empowerment of women.
The Group supports the Secretary-General in building political will and mobilising global action for the benefit of the poor and most vulnerable, aiming for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals by the 2015 target date.
The MDG deadline is not the finish line of a race, and there will be neither medals nor rest, it is a moment to check in, learn lessons, and then recommit ourselves to the even harder work that lies ahead. All of us, whether in government, business, or civil society, have to keep pushing, not just to December 2015, but beyond.
– PAUL KAGAME
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF RWANDA
– ERNA SOLBERG
PRIME MINISTER OF NORWAY
Marshallese poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner speaks on behalf of civil society during the opening ceremony of the UN Climate Leaders Summit in New York City.
More than 40 Global Leaders Discuss Ending Extreme Poverty
Monday, September 15, 2014
USAID Press Office
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will hold the second Frontiers in Development forum at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. September 18-19, 2014. The two day event will engage a dynamic community of global thought leaders and development practitioners to address the question: How will we eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 and lay the groundwork for a broad coalition of partners committed to this goal?