Monday, September 29, 2008

Queen Rania on UN Millennium Goals

HM Queen Rania of Jordan helped in launching the YouTube Action against Poverty called „in my name“ outside the United Nations. She urged world leaders to meet the UN Millennium Development Goals to end extreme poverty.

As you know we’re half way through our deadline, 2015, deadline for the Millennium Goals, yet we are very far from reaching them. So, we are here to remind the world leaders that it is very important for us to renew our commitment to these goals, to try to achieve the results we promised. Because half a promise is an injustice. We can not just extend our hand to the needy only to put it away again. We cannot raise hopes only to dash them. So, we are here to renew our commitment, to say that we must correct the injustices, and remember that the MDGs are underpinned by our appreciation of our common humanity. So, an injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, economist Jeffrey Sachs and celebrities such as Scarlett Johansson, Kristin Davis, Elle Macpherson, Annie Lennox, Bono and Fergie also helped in launching the campaign. To see more and take action, visit

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