Millennium Development Goals and Beyond
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Caritas and the Millennium Development Goals and Beyond
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
Caritas Internationalis and the Pontifical Council for the Family will host a one-day seminar on the role of the family in the global economic crisis. The meeting will look at how Caritas as the charitable arm of the Church can work through families to better promote development.
Caritas’ Right to Food workshop in New York addressed need for governments to act on hunger.
New technologies offer hope to sick people living in poverty. At an AIDS conference in Melbourne, Australia, four scientists associated with Catholic institutions discussed ways to measure HIV infections and treat them.