A High School Educator`s Guide (Grades 9-12)
All people have basic human rights that are universal and that transcend the rights granted by the nations in which they reside. As global citizens, we have a collective responsibility to better understand the world outside our own borders, protect and preserve the human rights of people everywhere, and challenge injustice wherever it occurs.
|Measuring Success: The Millenium Development Goals (MDGs)
A High School Unit (Grades 9-12)
In September 2000, 189 countries signed the United Nations Millennium Declaration, committing themselves to eradicating extreme poverty in all its forms by 2015. To help track progress toward these commitments, a set of time-bound and quantified goals and targets, called the Millennium Development Goals, were developed for combating poverty in its many dimensions — including reducing income poverty, hunger, disease, environmental degradation and gender discrimination.