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MDG GOALS

Goal 1

Goal 3

1 Eradication of Extreme Poverty and Hunger

2 Universal Education

3 Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

4 Child Health

5 Maternal Health

6 Combat HIV/AIDS

7 Environmental Sustainability

8 Global Partnership for Development

Eradication of Extreme Poverty and Hunger

Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

Key Resource Person

Key Resource Person

Prof. J. K. Routray Regional and Rural Development Planning routray@ait.asia

Dr. Philippe Doneys Gender and Development Studies philippe@ait.asia

Millennium Development Goals by 2015 The UN Millennium Declaration of 2000 set forth a series of quantified and time-bound goals to reduce extreme poverty, disease and deprivation by 2015. The 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) represent real global needs and international commitments to tackle and reduce poverty, hunger, ill-health, gender inequality, lack of education, lack of clean water, and environmental degradation.

The Challenge for ASEAN In order to meet the 2015 MDG targets, a strong focus on education, training and dissemination in the ASEAN region is crucial.


Goal 7

Goal 8

Environmental Sustainability

Global Partnership for Development

Key Resource Person

Key Resource Person

Dr. Thammarat Kootatep Environmental Engineering and Management thamarat@ait.asia

Dr. Mokbul Morshed Ahmad Regional and Rural Development Planning morshed@ait.asia

ARCMDG In 2008, the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) was welcome by the United Nations as the site of the world’s first Regional Center of Excellence for Millenium Development Goals. The ARCMDG at AIT is dedicated to the promotion and achievement of the MDGs in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) through education and training. The ARCMDG at AIT focuses on four MDGs, namely Goals 1, 3, 7 and 8. The Center avails of the considerable intellectual strengths of AIT’s world-class faculty and its extensive international partners.

Mission Our mission is to catalyze the achievements of the MDGs in the ASEAN region through capacity building, education and research programs, coupled with consulting and advising services, networking and partnership building activities. We work in close collaboration with national, regional and international organizations, inclusive of civil society and non-governmental organizations.


United Nations Secretary-General H.E. Ban Ki-moon welcomes ARCMDG The creation of the ASEAN Regional Center of Excellence on MDGs (ARCMDG) took place during the ASEAN Region Roundtable titled “ECOSOC’s Promotion and Achievement of Millennium Development Goals through Education and Outreach” in March 2008 at the Asian Institute of Technology. The high level event was coorganized by the NGO section of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), UN-ECOSOC, and AIT. United Nations Secretary-General H.E. Ban Ki-moon welcomed the creation of the world’s first regional center of excellence on MDGs in an audio visual remark to the international stakeholders meeting in Thailand. He said: “The new Center and its local and regional affiliates will provide continuity for your initiatives. They will also serve as key MDG hubs promoting development activities throughout the region.” ARCMDG opened on 1 May 2008.


ARCMDG recognized by ASEAN The joint declaration of the Heads of the State at the 14th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) held from 26 February to 1 March 2009 in Hua Hin, Thailand, reaffirmed ASEAN’s regional commitment for attaining the Millennium Development Goals. The joint declaration said the MDGs could be realized by sharing information, experiences and best practices among the member states through relevant ASEAN bodies as well as through the ASEAN Regional Center of Excellence on MDGs at the Asian Institute of Technology and other regional institutions.

Designed and produced by the Media and Communications Unit (MCU), Asian Institute of Technology, in collaboration with ARCMDG. Š Asian Institute of Technology 2010.


ARCMDG Objectives l To popularize the MDGs, by spreading, disseminating, and propagating information on MDGs, starting with 4 Goals: Goal 1, Eradication of Extreme Poverty and Hunger; Goal 3, Promotion of Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women; Goal 7, Ensuring Environmental Sustainability; and Goal 8, Global Partnership for Development, throughout the ASEAN Region. l To develop and offer pedagogical modules, educational materials and tools for MDGs training in government and academic institutions, civil society, NGOs and the private sector, complementing similar initiatives by other Centers of Excellence on MDGs operating elsewhere in the world. l To help establish National Centers of Excellence, starting with the ASEAN Region and to exchange information and competencies on MDGs between the Centers of Excellence. l To stress the promotion of gender equality and empowerment of women as a cross-cutting issue of all MDGs, viewed within the human rights perspective and linked to the MDGs. l To establish a bank of trainers and of networks of experts in MDGs and to train the trainers and professionals involved with MDGs. l To conduct research of psycho-pedagogical impacts for the spread of MDGs. l To collaborate and cooperate with internal units of AIT and external institutions, countries and regional organizations, including UN, NGOs, and civil societies engaged in MDGs focused activities. l To document research on related themes of the MDGs and to disseminate the impacts of MDGs.

Advisory Board Members

ASEAN Regional Center of Excellence on MDGs Asian Institute of Technology P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang Pathumthani 12120, Thailand Tel: (66-2)524-6722/6720, Fax: (66-2)516-2126 http: //www.arcmdg.ait.asia Email: arcmdg@ait.asia, arcmdg-director@ait.asia

Dr. Bernadette P. Resurreccion, Associate Professor Gender and Development Studies School of Environment, Resources and Development, AIT

Mr. Apichai Sunchindah German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) Dato’ Dr. Ahamed bin Sipon Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation Bangkok Dr. Donald Tambunan Social Welfare, Women, Migrant and Labour Workers division (SWWMLW) The ASEAN Secretariat Dr. Francois Loriot International Association of MDGs Trainers (AIFOMD) New York Dr. Gothom Arya National Economic and Social Advisory Council, Bangkok Dr. Hanifa Mezoui Permanent Representative to the United Nations and ECOSOC Dr. Jean D’Cunha UNIFEM East and SouthEast Asia Regional Office, Thailand Mr. Minar Pimple United Nations Millennium Campaign, ASIA, Bangkok Thailand Mr. Nico Barito UNITAR, Jakarta Dr. Piniti Ratananukul ASEAN University Network, Bangkok

AIT Steering Committee Prof. J. K. Routray Director, ARCMDG Dr. Babel Mukand Singh, Associate Professor Water Engineering and Management School of Engineering and Technology, AIT Dr. Oleg V. Shipin, Associate Professor Environmental Engineering and Management School of Environment, Resources and Development, AIT

Dr. Winai Wongsurawat, Assistant Professor School of Management, AIT Dr. Pritam K. Shrestha Head, External Relations and Communications Office, AIT Mr. Voravate Chonlasin Head CMM, AIT Extension

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