Welcome! It is time to Shake the World. How? By joining the global Shake the World movement to support the Millennium Development Goals. These are the eight goals set by the UN in september 2000 to reduce poverty by half by the year 2015. Five years to go, eight goals to achieve, time to shake the world!
It is time to Shake the World!
In September 2000, building upon a decade of major United Nations conferences and summits, world leaders came together at United Nations Headquarters in New York to adopt the United Nations Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets - with a deadline of 2015 - that have become known as the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Even though some may say that improvements in the lives of the poor have been very slow and that some hard-won gains are being eroded by the climate, food and economic crises, Shake the World takes a positive view on the MDG challenge:
- progress has been made in cutting the rate of extreme poverty, getting children into primary schools, addressing AIDS, malaria and child care, and there is a good chance to reach the target for access to clean drinking water
- we still have 5 years left to reach the eight goals
- we have enough resources, finance and technology to end poverty forever
Shake the World campaign
This is why we set up the Shake the World campaign: to raise awareness on the MDGs, and most of all, to show a worldwide audience what they can do themselves to contribute to the MDGs. Shake the World is about creating energy and a positive vibe around the goals. It represents the human face of the MDGs. Shake the World is not about being on track, or about winning or losing. Instead, Shake The World is about collaboration, spreading positive stories and ending poverty together.
How do you Shake the World?
Shake the World will mobilize a global community to Shake the World. How? By spreading easy, practical and fun tips & tricks on how people all over the world can integrate the MGDs in their daily lives. We will make it really easy, and fun, for them to support the MDGs. Also, we invite everyone to share their tips & tricks to Shake the World with us as well. And to show us what they did to contribute to the MDGs. Shake the World will be a co-created global movement for the Millennium Goals.
Show your support to Shake the World by wearing the unique Millennium Bracelet. The eight colorful bracelets have been fair trade produced by South African craftswomen. This way, you automatically support goals 1, 3 and 8! We can't make it any easier for you to Shake the World.