On September 6, 2000, world leaders from 186 countries decided they were going to make a change. They met at the Millennium Summit in New York and developed eight goals they want to accomplish in the world by 2015. These eight goals are called the Millennium Development Goals. To read more about these inspiring goals, click here.
These are the eight Millennium Development Goals:
1. Eradicate Extreme Poverty & Hunger
2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
3. Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
4. Reduce Child Mortality
5. Improve Maternal Health
6. Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases
7. Ensure Environmental Sustainability
8. Develop a Global Partnership for Development
One instance of working toward one of the goals is called Free Rice. Free Rice is an educational game that empowers children and adults to get involved and exercise their brain. On Free Rice, there are various subjects, skills, and levels. that ask you questions such as. "What does the work remorse mean?" If you get the answer right, ten grains, or a bowl, of rice will be given to a child in Africa for free. If you answer ten questions right in a row, you have donated 100 grains, or a bowl, of rice. This website is working toward the goal "Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger". To play Free Rice and help change the world, click here.
"MINUSTAH Holds Civil-Military Co-operation Day." Photograph. United Nations . 2011. Web. 2 Nov. 2011.