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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

  • Caritas joins World Bank to end extreme poverty

Caritas joins World Bank to end extreme poverty

  • 9 April 2015
More than 30 leaders from major world religions and heads of global faith-based organisations, including Caritas Internationalis, launched a call to action to end extreme poverty by 2030, a goal shared by the World Bank Group.
  • ‘These women are brave': Caritas women prizewinners honored

‘These women are brave': Caritas women prizewinners honored

  • 9 March 2015
Three courageous women received the "Women, Sowers of Development" prize on International Women's Day (March 8th). The prize, given by Caritas Internationalis and Voices of Faith, honors women whose hard work has transformed their communities, lifting them out of severe poverty.
  • Tonga, a small yet strong voice at the Lima climate change conference

Tonga, a small yet strong voice at the Lima climate change conference

  • 15 December 2014
Oceania includes an area referred to ‘The Amazon of the Seas’ because of its rich biodiversity. The region is vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change and we are the first people who will experience migration as a direct result of such climate conditions.