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Millennium Development Goals: Collaborating for Change

The Millennium Development Goals (http://www.un.org/milleniumgoals) were agreed to by all members of the United Nations, as well as >20 other international organizations. As about 2/3 of the time has passed from the launch of the Millennium Development Goals in 2000 to the target achievement date of 2015, the UN recently held a summit (http://www.un.org/en/mdg/summit2010) to assess progress and commit to an agenda. This topic will focus on sharing success stories, and collaborating on concrete ways to inspire more development & accelerate change. Below are the goals (and some great example inspirations from the OpenIdeo community):

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1) End Poverty and Hunger: poverty reduction and agricultural management education for front-line, community government ( http://bit.ly/d2lieO); appropriate technology for increasing local enterprise efficiency ( http://bit.ly/8XJCUl, http://bit.ly/aTJrve), cross-pollinating grassroots innovation ( http://bit.ly/bfW6B0), microfinance ( http://bit.ly/d7qD86), reducing waste ( http://bit.ly/huaD4F)
2) Universal Education: equipping poor to educate their community ( http://bit.ly/dyY7S7)
3) Gender Equality: affordable sanitary pads ( http://bit.ly/ay1JRP)
4) Child Health: mid-day school meal ( http://bit.ly/enwGRn)
5) Maternal Health
6) Combat HIV/AIDS
7) Environmental Sustainability: recycle matching ( http://bit.ly/aKdptZ), affordable sustainable energy ( http://bit.ly/clHYtJ), bicycle renting ( http://bit.ly/bKigWZ), cradle to cradle ( http://bit.ly/dbNJEQ, http://bit.ly/a32rQQ), reducing plastic bag use ( http://bit.ly/cXDWUV), clothes swapping ( http://bit.ly/esKB9Z),
8) Global Partnership.
Other inspirations that span MDGs: involving universities ( http://bit.ly/bDxt1N) and designers ( http://bit.ly/bFjYh5) in problem solving, fab-labs ( http://bit.ly/c9igfi), Community Co-design ( http://bit.ly/9DpjMH

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I evaluated your concept and I was really happy to read it. Mass collaboration really is the key to solving the biggest problems our world faces. I think there are human problems, not Greek or American or Korean problems.. it's time the world came together as one.

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