Caritas and the Millennium Development Goals and Beyond

Caritas and MDG

In 2000, Governments made a milestone promise by setting the target of halving global poverty by 2015. In the Millennium Declaration they created the 8 Millennium Development Goals to “free all men, women and children from the abject and dehumanizing conditions of extreme poverty.” Much has been achieved. Caritas continues to work hard in the time left to fulfill its part of the MDG pledges.

The MDGs are a major step on the road to eradicating poverty – but they are not the end of the journey. Caritas is urging governments to keep the promises they made by creating new goals based on zero tolerance for extreme poverty. We still have the chance of a lifetime to achieve a just, equal and decent way of living.

Caritas Updates on the Millennium Development Goals

  • Poverty damaging family life and society

Poverty damaging family life and society

  • 26 March 2014

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Poverty is a “major pastoral emergency” for the Church, say Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Caritas Internationalis and Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia of the Pontifical Council for the Family.