Friday, 1 June 2012

It's time to Shake the world

A global movement in support of Millennium Development Goals: 

It is time to Shake the World!

The United Nations formulated Millennium Development Goals in 2000 to be reached by 2015. 
Eight goals have been formulated with practical solutions to some of our world's most pressing issues.

The 8 goals are the following:

1. "Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger"
2. "Achieve universal primary education"
3. "Promote gender equality and empower women"
4. "Reduce child mortality"
5. "Improve maternal health"
6. "Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases"
7.  "Ensure environmental sustainability"
8. "A global partnership for development"

It seems like such unattainable goals. But I like the fact that they have identified a few practical & fun tips that can help to reach the MDGs, which makes it far more attainable. Every step in the right direction is a step to the better!

For example, the first tip for Goal 1 is to support fair trade:
"LOVE TRADE NOT AID, CREATE JOBS AND WEAR THE BRACELET
Help others and look good yourself" - Shake the World

It is something that we can do as well. Buy the bracelet, and support the female crafters of a fair trade producer in South Africa. Buy your bracelet at stores like Edgars, or keep a lookout for it.

Tips and tricks of how you Shaked the World can be shared as well on social media and on the website: Shake the World
How do you shake the world? #hdystw

SABC Radio station SAFM took part in the initiative as well today. That is where I bought my bracelets.

I always get excited when I see positive steps in making our world a better place! 
I would much rather rave about this, than raving about a painting or the traffic or why I am excited that it is a Friday again!

Happy weekend!




3 comments:

  1. No, don't shake the world. It's the people that needs a shake :-)

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  2. Thanks for skipping the painting:0 Yes it is the people who need a shake. I will still be on the lookout for my bracelet.

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