Anglican Communion Office at the United Nations (ACOUN) - Socio-Economic Development & MDGs
The office makes its positions on global economic
governance, peace & security as well as financing
development known, using statements, news releases, by
speaking at UN plenary & side events as well as holding
strategic discussions with UN Missions. The MDGs are
an added tool for advocating for human dignity &
security, gender equity, justice as well as sustainable
livelihoods of indigenous peoples. Guided by the ACC
resolution, we work towards:
- Increasing our own delivery capacity & impact
- Broadening MDGs to include peace & justice while
holding countries to their promise to meet MDG
- Effectively participating in defining ways to mobilize
resources & eliminate feminized poverty
- Advocating for responsible lending & external debt
cancellation based on jubilee principles
- Achieving just & equitable trade.
Development Assistance & promote its complete adherence by UN member states. We continue to advocate for peace in the Middle East, parts of Africa & other regions. We continue to maintain good practices in education, health, water, energy, emergency response, peace & conflict management. We are present & operate at all levels.
Millennium Development Goals
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight goals to be achieved by 2015 that respond to the world's main development challenges. The MDGs are drawn from the actions and targets contained in the Millennium Declaration that was adopted by 189 nations-and signed by 147 heads of state and governments during the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000.
- 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
- Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development
Related News Entries
Documents - Resources
- March 2010: The impact of the current financial and economic crisis on foreign direct investment and other private flows, external debt and international trade
The following are notes made by Anglican UN Office intern Albert Gyan of a round table discussion 23-24 March during the UN General Assembly concerning the impact of the current global financial crisis on developing versus developed countries, the impact on society, international trade, debt, and economic activity.
- The Evolving Role of Agriculture in Poverty Reduction
The following notes summarize a report by Lue Christianensen on "The Evolving Role of Agriculture in Poverty Reduction." (June 2, 2010). Also included, are the general sentiments of those who spoke on the panel at the informal plenary meeting of the General Assembly (regarding the status of the Millennium Development Goals). The overarching theme in these hearings involves the necessary role of agriculture in promoting sustainable development, and reducing poverty in developing countries. The importance of women's rights is therefore also relevant, as the majority of the world's farmers are women.
- Ad-Hoc open Ended Working Grip follow-up on the issues contained in the Outcome of the conference on World Financial and Econonmic crisis and its impact on Development. Author: Adwoa Banful
- Faith Communities by Adwoa Banful
- International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Africa by Adwoa Banful
- Informal Interactive Hearings of the General Assemby with Non Govermental Organizations, Civil Society Organizations and the Private Sector (part 1) by Adwoa Banful
- Informal Interactive Hearings of the General Assemby with Non Govermental Organizations, Civil Society Organizations and the Private Sector (part 2) by Adwoa Banful
- Informal Interactive Hearings of the General Assemby with Non Govermental Organizations, Civil Society Organizations and the Private Sector (part 3) by Adwoa Banful