JCI Collaborates to Advance the Millennium Development Goals In 2000, world leaders gathered at the United Nations to discuss strategies on how to fight global issues including poverty, hunger, disease and inequality. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were established as a guide to global development until 2015. These eight time-bound goals provide a blueprint for active citizens to take action in their communities and create positive change. As a result of the 2004 JCI-UN Leadership Summit held at the UN Headquarters in New York City, JCI members worldwide accepted responsibility to contribute their efforts to address the MDGs. The MDGs, alongside the JCI Active Citizen Framework, provide active citizens, businesses, governments and non-governmental organizations a roadmap to creating impact and developing sustainable solutions to specific community needs. JCI interprets the MDGs through the three stages of community development: health and wellness, education and economic empowerment and peace, prosperity and sustainability. The MDGs continue to serve as a lens for JCI members to identify the root causes to local challenges and craft sustainable solutions. Since 2004, JCI members have partnered with businesses, governments and civic organizations to unite communities in achieving sustainable impact. JCI Local and National Organizations have created solutions that range from projects that address short-term challenges like immediate access to food and have also conducted year-to-year to projects that address long-term problems like inadequate healthcare for expecting mothers. JCI members have demonstrated their commitment to achieving the MDGs by conducting projects, which have not only created impactful change, but have also integrated sustainable solutions into communities. As the Millennium Development Goals reach their deadline, JCI members around the world are reflecting on their local actions and impact achieved while preparing for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will guide local action and global development in 2015 and beyond.
JCI MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS REPORT
Published on Aug 4, 2015
A selection of 100 projects focused on advancing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to celebrate JCI's 100 years of impact. This report...