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The Millennium Development Goals

 
Geography Starter

Starter

 
Watch this video clip as an introduction to the Millennium Development Goals:
 
 
Geography Activities

Activities

 
At the Millennium Summit in September 2000 the largest gathering of world leaders in history adopted the UN Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets, with a deadline of 2015, that have become known as the Millennium Development Goals. Source
 
Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger  

Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

   
 
End Poverty 2015 (UN)
     
Achieve universal primary education  

Achieve universal primary education

   
 
End Poverty 2015 (UN)
     
Promote gender equality and empower women  

Promote gender equality and empower women

   
 
End Poverty 2015 (UN)
     
Reduce child mortality  

Reduce child mortality

   
 
End Poverty 2015 (UN)
     
Improve maternal health  

Improve maternal health

   
 
End Poverty 2015 (UN)
     
Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases  

Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases

   
 
End Poverty 2015 (UN)
     
Ensure environmental sustainability  

Ensure environmental sustainability

   
 
End Poverty 2015 (UN)
     
Develop a global partnership for development  

Develop a global partnership for development

   
 
End Poverty 2015 (UN)
 

Task

You are going to have a 'hot air balloon' style debate. A hot-air balloon debate is a debate in which a number of speakers attempt to win the approval of an audience. The audience is invited to imagine that the speakers are flying in a hot-air balloon which is sinking and that someone must be thrown out if everyone is not to die.

Each speaker has to make the case why they should not be thrown out of the balloon to save the remainder.

In this case the debate is about which of the Millennium Development Goals is the most important.

You will represent one of the Millennium Development Goals. You will write an oral presentation explaining why your Millennium Development Goals is the most important and therefore why it should be sorted first and with the most money and time.

Your oral presentation should complete the following sentences using the resources linked to from above:

  1. I am representing ...
  2. My Millennium Development Goal is about ...
  3. We will know that my Millennium Development Goal is complete when ...
  4. My Millennium Development Goal should be sorted first because ...
 

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