UNITED NATIONS, New York— The United Nations and partners called for renewed attention to the Millennium Development Goals as the target date for their achievement approached. Friday, 5 April 2013 kicked off the countdown of the last 1,000 days.
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, marked this milestone with a variety of activities to amplify awareness and accelerate action on the MDGs. The Fund drew particular attention to MDG5: to improve maternal health and universal access to reproductive health. It is the goal that lags most behind:
As part of these activities, UNFPA joined the United Nations Foundations and other development partners around the world in the Momentum 1000 social media rally— 1,000 consecutive minutes of digital engagement to amplify the MDG messages.
UNFPA is also working with other United Nations agencies to build on the MDG Momentum – 1,000 Days of Action, highlighting the achievements of the MDGs as well as the need to accelerate action in the next 1000 days and beyond.
See a recap of the event below.