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The United Nations launched yesterday MDGMomentem, 1000 days of Action with a 1000 hour digital rally to highlight of their accomplishments and the work remaining to address development problems involving hunger, health, poverty, education and gender equity which are incorporated in the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Hundreds of global partners and individuals are participating in#MDGMomentum, a  week-long schedule of activities relating to the work ahead until the goals expire in 2015. They will be replaced with a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) determined at the Rio+20 Conference   through an "inclusive and transparent intergovernmental process open to all stakeholders, with a view to developing global sustainable development goals to be agreed by the General Assembly".

For a recap of yesterday's images signifying #1000 days and 1000 words, visit #MDGMomentum Storify , and follow the hashtag #MDGMomentum. You can also search under each individual MDG# for specific information regarding each goal.

Here's a sampling of some of some of the information and inspirational stories and facts filing in as part of the campaign:

• UN Development : #MDGMomentum in #Kazakhstan: cattle herders have started to reuse land following rebuilding of infrastructure:  #MDG1
• Momentum1000 : The #Asia #Pacific region has already reached #MDG1, halving the incidence of #poverty   #MDGMomentum

•Dalit Foundation: New York Times article highlights why we should care about the education of children in India
• • "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to #change the world. ~Nelson Mandela #MDGmomentum

MDG 3: Promote Gender Equity and Empower Women

• Oxfam : 10% more #girls in school = GDP up 3+%. Empowering women fights poverty on all fronts, let's step it up! … #MDGMomentum

World BankThe rise in women’s education has prevented over 4M child deaths from 1970-2009.
• Maternal mortality is down 47% since 1990
• The terrorists showed what frightens them most: a girl with a book. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Malala Yousafzai. #MDGmomentum


• UN Development: 14.000 fewer children die/day than in 1990.
• Pediatric Aids Foundation: Because of chronic undernutrition, 1/4 of the world’s children under 5—about 165 million children—are stunted.
•Millennium Villages ‏:  Free mosquito bed nets to fight #malaria are one of our best weapons. Every Millennium Village has them.
• Gates Foundation: Ethiopia’s effort on health has lowered child mortality over 60% since 1990

• @HelenClarkUNDP @UN Thank you! Reducing maternal mortality is one of #Ghana's main challenges 4 #post2015 & #beyond2015
• UNFPA: ‏Trained midwives can help avert 2/3 of all maternal deaths & half of newborn deaths. #MDGmomentum #MDG5
• UNFPA: #MDGmomentum: Over 170 “Schools for Husbands”set up #Niger involving men in promoting #reprohealth #MDG5
#MDGmomentum on #MDG6: #Rwanda rolls out measles & rubella vaccine  success storyvia @GAVIAlliance @ONECampaign
UNDP 8 million people are receiving medicine for HIV/AIDS, and malaria deaths fell by 25%.


• UN Foundation: Strong Q&A between @cookstoves and @Solar_Sister about their work on #MDG7! Tune in! #MDGMomentum
aWhere ‏: aWhere is working towards #mdg1 and #mdg7 by supporting sustainable agriculture initiatives! #MDGmomentum
• UN Development: #MDGMomentum in #Nepal: ~20.000 adults have participated in literacy classes thanks to micro-hydropower:  #MDG7
• End Trafficking:  ‏Global warming & natural disasters leave millions homeless & impoverished, creating a population vulnerable to trafficking #MDG7

• BCtA ‏: Learn about #MDG8 & ways that companies are developing global partnerships and economic impact  
• Millennium Villages:  ‏#MDG8 Our work is only possible with support from nat'l govts, NGOs, private sector, multilaterals, universities, and local communities.
• #MDG8. Valuable resourcesstill spent globally on medicines but widening gap in delivering vital aid   #MDGmomentum
• Momentum1000 : #MDGmomentum #MDG8 success story: Integrated Implementation Framework tracks #development commitments

Originally posted to boatsie on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 04:55 PM PDT.

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