Can you believe it’s already been 6 weeks since we heard the last World Cup vuvuzela blast?
But for the millions of us who came together for 1GOAL, our big chance to score the right to education for all the world’s children is still ahead. And once again, we need your support to make it happen.
Here’s the situation: in just a few short weeks, heads of state from every country in the world will gather in New York City for the United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals. 10 years ago, world leaders committed to an ambitious plan to cut global poverty in half by 2015. Now, with only five years left, it’s time to assess how much progress we’ve made, and agree on a plan to finish the job.
If we’ve learned one thing in the last 10 years, it’s this: education beats poverty. That’s why two of the Millennium Development Goals discuss getting all boys and girls into school by 2015. So this upcoming summit is a huge chance to secure commitments from world governments to make this dream a reality — and end poverty once and for all.
But our governments won’t act unless we citizens speak up — and there’s no time to lose.
As we speak, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is working on a plan for the summit that will determine its focus and how ambitious the proposals will be. To make real progress on education, this “Summit Outcome Document” must get it right. And that’s where you come in.
Click here to send a short message to the Secretary General, letting him know that you support quality education for every child — and that you expect education to be a top priority at the Millennium Development Summit.
You’ve probably never been asked to write a UN official to influence the agenda of an upcoming global summit. It may even seem a little strange. But if we really want to make a difference, we can’t wait until the dignitaries land in New York and fill the headlines. We have to speak up now, when the outcome is still wide open for input.
You may not think you have the power to change what the leaders of all the world’s governments discuss or decide. But if we work together, we can achieve anything. You’ve already told us you support education for all when you joined the 1GOAL campaign – please take a moment now to tell the UN Secretary General the same thing. It is a crucial time please simply click below –and sign your name on behalf of those who can’t.
Thanks for making a difference,
The 1GOAL Team