In the year 2000, at the United Nations Millennium Summit, 189 world leaders adopted the Millennium Declaration and agreed to show collective commitments to overcome poverty through a set of eight mutually reinforcing interrelated time-bound goals (MDGs) with related targets.
The MDGs synthesize the goals of 1990s global UN conferences and provide an accountability framework and global partnership for progressively eradicating poverty in all its dimensions. The MDGs are at the forefront of the global development agenda and represent the international community’s commitment to eradicate poverty by 2015.
THE END OF THE MDG’s AND THE BIRTH OF THE SDG’s
At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, more than 150 world leaders adopted the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the SDG’s (Sustainable Development Goals) succeeding the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) from the year 2000 until 2015.
The 17 new Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the Global Goals, aim to end poverty, hunger and inequality, take action on climate change and the environment, and improve access to health and education, whilst building strong institutions, partnerships and more.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals cannot be achieved without the inclusion of youths and the power that they hold.
With about 1.8 billion youths worldwide according to recent statistics, Nigeria is believed to have 60 percent of the over 170 million people as “youth” demographic.
It is important that youths become ambassadors for these goals both with words and actions while holding world leaders accountable for their promise through governance in policy formulation and implementation in line with the global goals’ core mission of “leaving no one behind”.
We believe Nigeria can be the Flagbearer for the SDGs not just in the African diaspora, but the world.
The Mordi Ibe foundation (MIF) is built upon principal Values ranging from transparency, accountability and a sense of urgency in credible research and awareness programs all-yearlong. Directly in line with the core mission and ethics of the united nations sustainable development goals of “leaving no one behind”… all these would not have been made possible without our Volunteers, product donors, and of course board members (to mention a few).
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aim to go further to end all forms of poverty. The new Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.
The 2030 Agenda comprises 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or Global Goals, which will guide policy and funding for the next 15 years, beginning with a historic pledge to end poverty. Everywhere. Permanently.
The concept of the SDGs was born at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, in 2012. The objective was to produce a set of universally applicable goals that balances the three dimensions of sustainable development: environmental, social, and economic.
The Global Goals replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which in September 2000 rallied the world around a common 15-year agenda to tackle the indignity of poverty.
The MDGs established measurable, universally-agreed objectives for eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, preventing deadly but treatable disease, and expanding educational opportunities to all children, among other development imperatives.
The MDGs drove progress in several important areas:
Access to improved sources of water
Primary school enrollment
With the job unfinished for millions of people—we need to go the last mile on ending hunger, achieving full gender equality, improving health services and getting every child into school. Now we must shift the world onto a sustainable path. The Global Goals aim to do just that, with 2030 as the target date.
The Global Goals must finish the job that the MDGs started, and leave no one behind.
A huge part of what we do here at M.I.F is “Research, Advocacy, and Awareness” (R.A.A) to further inform National policy formulation. These research, advocacy and awareness however can be;
M.I.F conducts in-depth local and national studies on various social issues including various forms of poverty in Nigeria and the African diaspora. These individual studies are carried out to generate more evidence for policy advocacy through digging deeper into some of our eye-opening findings. The Mordi Ibe Foundation (M.I.F) further uses these researches to engage local and national policy makers on various social issues including poverty eradication policies, human rights issues etc. as well as the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in grass root areas and the need to involve youths. (See our “Today On M.I.F Advocacy” page for further details)
M.I.F AND CAPACITY BUILDING:
Through this program, M.I.F in partnership with other civil society organizations offers comprehensive capacity building trainings to communities, community based organizations, residents associations and local leadership structures. The key capacity building areas include research and advocacy strategy development, project development, monitoring and social accountability.
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