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Friday, May 7, 2010

I Vote for MDG, Dapat Ikaw Din -- Pinoy Artists on Millennium Development Goals

Action & Event-ure:

Sixteen days ago, Tatak Digitista shared with you the "I Vote for MDG" campaign which revisited the eight Millennium Development Goals or MDGs adopted by 189 world leaders from rich and poor countries, as part of the Millennium Declaration signed in 2000. These leaders agreed to achieve the Goals by 2015.

I hope Tatak Digitista, through its own little way, was able to help you craft the best decisions in choosing our future leaders.  Capping the "I Vote for MDG" series is an all-star video featuring the artists and celebrities who supported the campaign.

 Various artists on Millennium Development Goals

They are:

KC Concepcion on MDG no. 1 - Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger.
Gary Valenciano on MDG no. 2 - Achieve universal primary education.
Miriam Quiambao on MDG no. 3 - Promote gender equality and empower women.
Zaijian Jaranilla on MDG no. 4 - Reduce child mortality.
Lea Salonga on MDG no. 5 - Improve maternal health.
Wango Gallaga on MDG no. 6 - Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.
Chinchin Gutierrez on MDG no. 7 - Ensure environmental sustainability.
Various artists on MDG no. 8 - Develop a global partnership for development.

If these 8 MDGs are achieved in 2015, what will be the face of the world?

 It will be a world of more harmony, a world that respects cultural and religious diversity and a world that has dramatically decreased the number of extremely poor.

The MDGs strike at the heart of what needs to be changed in the present. They are about a better future and what is possible, a future that we have chosen to take because we all believe in change and transformation into a better world – a world where no one can say that he is deprived of three square full meals a day; where each one of us had many choices; where every child can be properly nurtures, educated with life skills for a good future; where women are treated equally and enjoy equal opportunities; where we can breathe clean air, drink clean and safe water, enjoy the leisures that a clean environment provides and maintain food supply from a productive environment – a world that adheres to peace and security, respects human rights, practices good governance and protects the poor and vulnerable.

Human development is at the heart of the MDGs. In the final analysis, what should really drive all of us to attain the MDGs is the human development goal. The MDGs are all about creating an environment in which people can develop their full potential and lead productive and creative lives in accord with their needs and interests. These cannot be achieved if poverty persists, if access to education, knowledge, health and proper nutrition is denied and if developed countries remain oblivious to the inequitable conditions in the rest of the world.

The MDGs are feasible, but action is needed. The MDGs can be achieved, and they must be achieved because they are our future.

So, again, Let's Stand United, Fight Poverty.  

Vote Wisely!  Vote for MDG!

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