The Millennium Development Goals Awareness Project is designed to raise awareness of the eight U.N. Millennium Development Goals on the UW-Madison campus and to connect students with relevant research, internship and volunteer opportunities in order to promote the development of job skills, foster global competency, and advance the goals locally, nationally, and internationally. The project is coordinated by International Student Services. More about us...
WHAT ARE THE MDGs?
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight international development goals that were developed out of the eight chapters of the United Nations Millennium Declaration, sighed in September 2000. 192 United Nations member states and at least 23 international organizations have agreed to achieve MDGs by the year 2015. More at the UN website...
GOALS AND TARGETS
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UPCOMING MDGAP EVENTS
MDGAP programing is now completed for the 2012-2013 academic year. Tune in for more information on our upcoming events for Fall 2013 semester.
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MDGAP COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNING
MDGAP organized two exciting and well-received Community Service Learning Day events to provide UW international students with high-impact hands-on experience in relation to the eight Millennium Development Goals. The two events were on October 22 and April 13 at the Second Harvest Foodbank (experience related to Goal 1) and the Farley Center for Peace, Justice and Environmental Sustainability (experience related to Goal 7) respectfully. Guided by Second Harvest Foodbank and Farley Center staff, MDGAP volunteers had the opportunity to discuss, reflect and explore together the meaning of hunger, poverty eradication, environmental justice and sustainability in local context and the different pathways our community is developing to cope with and solve these problems.More community service events photos can be viewed here and here:
STUDENTS REFLECT ON UN EXPERIENCES
Under the leadership of International Student Services Advisors, UW students visited the United Nations in New York over spring break of 2012 and 2013. While there, they toured UN Headquarters, met with representatives of UN agencies, Ambassador Offices, and a non-governmental organization, attended a briefing on human trafficking opened by Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, and volunteered at a local non-profit organizations. Their unique insights and experiences may be found here.
Click on the Millennium Development Goal icons above. You will find information about each Goal and suggestions for involvement and participation.
To invite MDGAP to your next event, email the program at firstname.lastname@example.org .
To track MDG progress online at http://www.mdgmonitor.org/.