Friday, October 01, 2010

8 Goals for Africa

Quiz yourself. Can you list off the 8 Millennium Development Goals?

Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education
Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
Goal 4: Reduce child mortality
Goal 5: Improve maternal health
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability

Helen Clark, the chair of the UN Development Group launched 8 Goals for Africa, a campaign song by 8 of Africa's best known musicians. The Millennium Development Goals are a set of 8 internationally agreed goals designed to reduce poverty, hunger, disease, ensure environmental sustainability,and universal primary education by 2015. You can sing along in the video above.

In case you were wondering, here is the last one:

Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development

For more information on MDG's, visit

-Shereen Alibhai

SOURCE: 8 Goals for Africa