Jamra primary scholl for children affected by HIV/AIDS, drugs or poverty, Senegal (c) Nell Freeman/Alliance Participants in the Photovioce project, Ecuador © Marcela Nievas for the Alliance

Going for goals


Aids Alliance

As the global economic situation worsens there is a strong possibility that developed countries will fail to meet their commitment to providing 0.7% GDP in overseas aid and more developing countries will spiral into greater debt and poverty.

In 2000 at the United Nations Millennium Summit world leaders agreed eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to tackle the world’s main development challenges by 2015, including HIV and AIDS.

They have been adopted by nearly 190 nations.

While some of these goals will be met in some countries, in other cases progress is way off track.

A coalition of leading UK-based international health charities*, including the Alliance and The Guardian newspaper have produced a new publication, Going for Goals to highlight that without greater commitment the MDGs are unlikely to be met.

We are asking people to download a postcard and send it to their local MP urging them to sign the early day motion, Human Rights and the Millennium Development Goals (EDM 200)

Please show your support for some of the world’s poorest people and encourage your local MP to demonstrate their commitment to meeting the MDGs.

You can find out who your MP is here.

*The Alliance, Marie Stopes International, Camfed International, HelpAge International, Malaria Consortium, Plan UK, Sightsavers International and WaterAid.