Text of Oxfam Guest Speaker Millenium Development Goals
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3. Goals for a better world
4. Whats the problem? 2. How many children in the world are missing out on the chance to go to school? (a) 1 million (b) 10 million (c) 70 million 3. What percentage of the worlds population does not have a clean water supply? (a) 10% (b) 20% (c) 50%
How many children in the world die before the age of five each year?
(a) hardly any (b) 5 million (c) 10 million
(c) 70 million (b) 20% (c) 10 million 1 How many people in the world live on less than $1 a day? (a) 1 in 60 (b) 1 in 6 people (c) 1 in 2 people (b) 1 in 6 people
5. Let us look at the consequences of poverty: What can you see in this picture?
7. What do you think may be different to your life?
Do these children live in houses like yours?
Do they have a doctor like yours?
What will they be when they grow up?
Do their parents have as much money as yours?
8. Why is this important? Lets look again at the picture - What do you see thats the same as in your life?
10. What do you see thats the same as in your life?
Do you play football, or know someone who likes playing football?
Do you go to school?
Do you wear clothes?
Do you want to go to the doctor if youre ill?
Arent we all human?
Oxfam thinks that is enough reason to do something about poverty and inequality!
11. These are called the Millennium Development Goals In the year 2000, world leaders made some big promises.
Reduce Poverty by .2015
Target : halve people who live on less than $1 a day
Good progress in Asia, less progress in Latin America and Africa
Target : halve people in extreme hunger
% children underweight down by fifth. Progress best in Asia, least in Africa
23. Clean-up the Environment by 2015 Target: halve people without safe water and sanitation
Good progress on water, but 5,000 children still die every day from dirty water
Poor progress on sanitation. Number of people in Africa without sanitation is going up
The bad news is that
we are half-way to 2015 and our world is not half-way towards reaching all the targets The good news is that if rich countries:
give more aid,
make trade fair and
cancel poor countries debts,
it might still be possible to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.
keep the pressure on world leaders to keep their promises
use less, recycle more
What can WE do to help ensure that the goals are achieved?