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“Earlier I thought money should be kept with my husband. But after my involvement with the program I have realized that I must have some resources in my hands. I have become aware,”- Rina, participant in Bangladesh World Food Programme

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have helped countless people like Rina in more ways than one. 

The World Food Programme project in Bangladesh improved maternal and child nutrition as well as empowering women and promoting gender equality.

Since the goals were set out in 2000, the world has made huge strides: extreme poverty and the probability of death before the age of five have both been halved, the fight against malaria and tuberculosis continues to have success, and 90% of children in developing regions participate in primary education.

However, there’s still a way to go. Which is why in September, world leaders will meet to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty once and for all by 2030. 

This month we write letters to the editor calling on the Foreign Minister to attend the Sustainable Development Goals Summit and commit to endorsing, adopting and resourcing the goals.

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