TheReformist’s  1st Annual Transformational MDGs CHALLENGE

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES – UNITED NATIONS MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS UNDER 25 CHALLENGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep in touch with young people from other continents, work togeth­er, discuss the challenges of the MDGs, and find ways to raise an awareness of the global challenges addressed by the MDGs and actions undertaken to tackle them.

 

Have you ever heard of the Millennium Development Goals?

At the Millennium Summit in September 2000, world leaders undertook the commitment to halve by 2015 the proportion of people in the world whose income is less than one dollar a day and the proportion of people who suffer from hunger. They also pledged in the United Nations Millennium Declaration to achieve other Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – goals that encompass education, gender equality and women’s empowerment, health and communicable diseases such as AIDS and malaria, and environment sustainability.

United Nations Millennium Development Goals Awareness Programme

 

How To Enter

Registration Opens 02 June 2014 and Closes 30 June 2014

 

Entry Requirements

  • The competition is open to all under the age of 25 but over the age of 16

  • Submission deadline is Tuesday 30 September, 2014 at 17h00 CAT

  • The topic will be centered on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Acceleration and Implementation

  • The competition can be entered individually or in groups of 5

  • Administrative entry fee for Individual entries cost R60.00 and group entries cost R250.00

  • Participating schools should have a minimum of 50 entrants

  • Entries must be submitted via email. Entries received on paper or via post will not be accepted. (NB: More information will be sent once registration is completed)

  • Top Prizes are towards travel and accommodation expenses to attend and present during the TheReformist Transformational MDGs conference in Durban, South Africa on 11-13 December 2014.

 

Question

 

Are MDGs too ambitious or not ambitious enough? Argue for or against the following Targets. Make an awareness programme on the MDG Goal of your Choice

 

  • Goal 1 Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger - a) Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than $1 a day. b) Achieve full and productive employment for all, including women and young people. c) Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger.

 

  • Goal 7 Ensure environmental sustainability - a) Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes and reverse the loss of environmental resources. b) By 2015, reduce by half the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water. c) By 2020, make a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers.

 

Submit entries to thereformistafrica@gmail.com using the specifications below;

The programme should not be more than three pages and should include pictures but not more than four.

 

Winning Prize

  • All expenses paid trip to the TheReformist Transformational MDGs conference in Durban, South Africa on 11-13 December 2014, Samsung Tablet, Sony camera and much more.