children_in_india_2_smallEvery voice counts! Join the growing global movement asking governments to honor their committments to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Millions still live in extreme poverty, yet the world has enough money, resources and technology to end poverty forever. The MDGs are a unique opportunity to end poverty with achievable, timebound and locally defined targets.

In a joint statement with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Rabbi Soetendorp called on the faith communities to do everything in their power to support the MDGs:

"We are called by the All Merciful One to sanctify time, and devote this coming decade, every year, every hour to the alleviation of misery, to the provision of water, health, food, education, and peace. Our prophets teach us not only to feed the hungry, but to give of our own bread. Every woman, man, and child must take personal responsibility and enter into this covenant of justice."

Here is what you can do:

  • Support the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP), the growing alliance of NGOs, trade unions, community groups, faith groups, women's and youth organisations, and other campaigners working together across more than 100 national platforms.
  • Check out the MDG Monitor to find out how countries are progressing in their efforts to achieve the MDGs.

The Soetendorp Institute


Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values
Van Wijngaerdenstraat 21
2596 TW The Hague
The Netherlands