A pivotal moment in history – be part of it!

In 1990, a promise was made to the world’s children. 

On 29-30 September nearly 25 years ago, the World Summit adopted a Declaration on the Survival, Protection and Development of Children.

This didn’t happen by accident. In the summit’s lead up RESULTS founder Sam Daley-Harris coordinated 2600 global candlelight vigils with over 1 million attendees to urge world leaders to take urgent action at a time when 40,000 children were dying daily from poverty-related causes.

Here and now in 2015, we have come a long way. Since 2000, the number of people living in extreme poverty has halved, and the number of children dying daily from poverty-related causes has dropped to 16,000.

We still have a long way to go. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals aim to finish what we started by 2030. As we commit to these goals now, we find ourselves in a pivotal moment.

But pivotal moments are called ‘pivotal’ for a reason – they can go either way.

It is vital that all countries, including Australia, whole-heartedly support the global effort to consign poverty to the history books and build a better world for everyone.

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TAKE ACTION NOW

Action 1: Write a letter to the editor highlighting the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals, and urging Australia to endorse, adopt and resource these goals.

Action 2: For the super keen – Write and pitch an opinion piece to a newspaper, highlighting your story and connection to the Sustainable Development Goals.

INFORMATION 

Fact & Action Sheet August 2015 

MDGs and SDGs 

TOOLS AND RESOURCES 

How to write and publish an Op Ed 

Video: Inspirational Message from Marshall Saunders (8:51-13:03)

Tips for writing letters to the editor 

Newspaper contact details 

FACT & ACTION CALL

Recording of August 30 call with guest speaker Ryan Fritz