End Poverty 2015 - Spain http://endpoverty2015.org/en/taxonomy/term/20/0 en Zapatero: MDGs will guide Spanish Development Policy http://endpoverty2015.org/en/spain/news/zapatero-mdgs-will-guide-spanish-development-policy/09/apr/08 <p>The Acting Spanish President, Jose Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, cited the <a href="http://endpoverty2015.org">Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)</a> as the key focus of his governments development and cooperation policies, while giving his inaugural speech in the Spanish Parliament yesterday.</p> <p>In front of the newly elected parliamentarians Zapatero stated, ”The United Nations will be our inspiration for our cooperation and development policy, through the Millennium Development Goals. The UN will also be our guide in the external action of Spain, stressing our support to peacekeeping operations. &#8220;</p> <p>Zapatero also restated his commitment to reach 0,7% of Spanish Gross National Product (<span class="caps">GNP</span> for Official Development Assistance (<span class="caps">ODA</span>) in 2012. &#8220;My conception of Spain, ladies and gentlemen, is a generous country supporting the fight against poverty. Thus, we are going to dedicate 0.7 per cent of our gross domestic product to official development assistance in by 2012.&#8221; </p> http://endpoverty2015.org/en/spain/news/zapatero-mdgs-will-guide-spanish-development-policy/09/apr/08#comments Spain Europe Global Partnership English Development Official Development Assistance (ODA) Zapatero Thu, 10 Apr 2008 03:18:00 +0000 admin 327 at http://endpoverty2015.org UNMC Launches "And You Didn't Even Know About It:" An Innovative Social Media Campaign to Communicate MDG Progress http://endpoverty2015.org/en/spanish-social-media-campaign-launch-ytusinenterarte <iframe align="middle" width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/FeKACjBY5gY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <br> <br> <strong>From the 6th to the 20th of June 2012, this initiative will ask citizens to donate space on their Facebook or Twitter profiles and communicate major progress achieved on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and in the global fight against poverty. </strong> <br> <br> <strong>Madrid, 6th of June 2012 - </strong> The UN Millennium Campaign today launched an innovative social media campaign in Spanish called “y tu sin enterarte” (“and you didn’t even know about it”) to communicate major MDG achievements over the past decade. From the 6th to the 20th of June 2012, this campaign will ask citizens to donate space on their Facebook and Twitter profiles so they communicate major progress on the MDGs to their friends and followers. <br> <br> “This campaign wants to communicate that over the past decade tremendous progress has been made, and this is something we have achieved together – and which translates into tangible results for millions of men, women and children all over the world; a decline in global poverty, more children in school than ever before, a dramatic drop in child deaths worldwide, 2000 million people have gained access to safe drinking water and the ongoing fight against malaria and HIV/AIDS has already saved millions of lives – we think this must be communicated.” The UN Millennium Campaign Coordinator in Spain said at the launch of the campaign today “We must continue to work together to accelerate progress because a lot still remains to be done”. <br> <br> This campaign focuses mainly on social media, to allow citizens and organizations everywhere to participate directly in communicating these positive messages and inspire commitment. Donating your social profile is easy, by simply going online to <a href="www.ytusinenterarte.org">www.ytusinenterarte.org</a> and accepting an app which will ask you to donate space on either twitter or Facebook. From then on, once a day during the space of a week, a positive MDG related message will appear on your profile and inserted in your usual conversation with your friends and followers. <br> <br> Donating social media space is done through a free app, which leaves no trace or cookies and will disappear from the social profiles of the user once the campaign is over. Throughout the campaign the user remains in control of their Facebook or Twitter accounts and will be able continue to use it in their usual way. <br> <br> This campaign is launched just before Rio+20, the UN Summit on Sustainable Development, which takes place in Rio de Janeiro from the 20th to 22th de June 2012 and which will begin debating “the future we want”. <br> <br> This campaign is the result of the work of many partners, including corporate partners, civil society organizations and media – another example of the extraordinary partnerships and strong concerted efforts that have been formed to advance the MDGs all over the world. http://endpoverty2015.org/en/spanish-social-media-campaign-launch-ytusinenterarte#comments End Hunger Global Spain Universal Education Gender Equity Child Health Europe Maternal Health Combat HIV/AIDS Environmental Sustainability Global Partnership English MDGs Rio+20 Wed, 06 Jun 2012 19:56:05 +0000 admin 1323 at http://endpoverty2015.org The Millennium Campaign applauds the commitment of the Parliament of Cantabria (Spain) with the MDGs http://endpoverty2015.org/en/spain/news/millennium-campaign-applauds-commitment-parliament-cantabria-spain-mdgs/30/mar/11 <p>Rome March 30, 2011 – Miguel Ángel Palacio, President of the Parliament of Cantabria (Spain) met this morning in Rome with Marina Ponti, UN Millennium Campaign’s Deputy Director for Europe in recognition to the leading role that this regional parliament has had in the promotion of the MDGs in the last years.</p> <p>Since 2009, and in collaboration with the University of Cantabria and the regional newspaper “El Montañes”, the Parliament of Cantabria has coordinated the initiative Students of the Millennium, which has proved to be an excellent tool to increase support and knowledge on the MDGs. According to a recent survey, 80% of the university students of this region know about the 8 Goals, while Spanish national average reaches only 23%. Other regional parliaments in Spain, such as Castilla y León, La Rioja, Extremadura and País Vasco, have also successfully replicated this initiative.</p> <p>“We are in the run up to 2015 and significant progress has been made in some of the MDGs such as universal primary education or access to drinking water. However, much remains to be done in areas such as maternal and child health. As Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, said the MDGs will not be achieved unless we mobilize citizen’s support. In this context, the commitment of regional parliaments, such as the Parliament of Cantabria, is crucial for the future of MDGs&#8221;, said during this meeting Marina Ponti, Deputy Director for Europe of the Nations Millennium Campaign United.</p> <p>The UN Millennium Campaign has been actively working with regional parliaments to promote the MDGs amongst their citizenry. With this purpose, the Campaign signed an agreement with <span class="caps">CALRE</span>, a European platform for regional parliaments, in 2009, and with <span class="caps">COPREPA</span> in early 2010 to work together on awareness raising initiatives and activities to promote the MDGs, preferably addressed at children and youth.</p> Global Spain Europe Global Partnership English Spain Wed, 30 Mar 2011 14:12:52 +0000 Miki 1302 at http://endpoverty2015.org Join the Spanish Team! http://endpoverty2015.org/en/end-hunger/news/join-spanish-team/24/sep/10 <p>Madrid, The Spanish National Soccer Team, current World Champions, has participated in a <a href="http://www.uneteanuestroequipo.com/">video spot</a> to promote the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). </p> <p>The National coach, Vicente del Bosque, and other players of the team, including Casillas, Torres, Cesc, Xavi, Iniesta and Llorente, have participated in a video spot to raise awareness on the MDGs and build public support for the fight against poverty. </p> <p>The spot was launched today in Madrid, in the presence of the Secretary of State for Development Cooperation, Soraya Rodriguez, and the Secretary of State for Sports, Jaime Lissavetzky, together with the Secretary General of the Spanish Soccer Federation, Jorge Carretero and Jose Luis Astiazarán, President of the Professional Football League.</p> <p>The spot will be featured on the Spanish Public TV chanel (Televison Española) and will be shown at Spanish soccer stadiums during the league games.</p> <p><a href="http://www.uneteanuestroequipo.com/" target="_blank"><img src="https://www.box.net/shared/static/ghxxvt6zo6.jpg" ></a> </p> <p> <a href="http://www.uneteanuestroequipo.com/" target="_blank">WATCH THE VIDEO >></a> </p> End Hunger Global Spain Universal Education Gender Equity Child Health Europe Maternal Health Combat HIV/AIDS Environmental Sustainability Global Partnership English Fri, 24 Sep 2010 16:00:51 +0000 chiara 1058 at http://endpoverty2015.org Civil Society Conference on MDGs to be held in Madrid http://endpoverty2015.org/en/spain/news/civil-society-conference-mdgs-be-held-madrid/05/may/10 <p>From May 5-7, civil society organizations from across Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America will meet in Madrid to analyze progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and ask European Union (EU) member states to work on a common position to bring to the UN Summit on the MDGs at the United Nations in September. Falu Njie, Deputy Director of Policy for the UN Millennium Campaign, will participate in the Conference.</p> <p>As one of the key civil society events organized under the Spanish EU Presidency, this meeting aims to spark discussion on the progress made by EU member states on the MDGs.</p> <p>At the event, organizations will exchange ideas and proposals and seek to reach a consensus on the actions that EU countries must take to promote human development and achieve the MDGs by 2015.</p> <p>Key objectives for this meeting are:</p> <p><li>To review progress on and the status of the MDGs, with special attention to <span class="caps">MDG</span> 8 as the Goal which EU member states have committed to achieve, and to emphasize policy coherence an important tool for promoting sustainable human development.</p> <p><li>To assess the contribution of the policies of the EU and its individual member states to worldwide poverty eradication and sustainable human development in a constructive dialogue with European decision-makers.</p> <p><li>To reach a consensus on the actions that must be taken to accelerate the achievement of the MDGs.<br /> </li></p> <p><a href="http://www.urgeotraeuropa.org/mm/file/Draft%20Programme%20English-29_04_2010.pdf" target="_blank">Click here</a> for the conference program</p> <p><a href="http://www.urgeotraeuropa.org/forms/odm10" target="_blank"><br /> Click here </a>for the registration form</p> http://endpoverty2015.org/en/spain/news/civil-society-conference-mdgs-be-held-madrid/05/may/10#comments Global Spain Europe English Wed, 05 May 2010 16:00:37 +0000 Miki 816 at http://endpoverty2015.org MDGs Featured at Barcelona Marathon http://endpoverty2015.org/en/spain/news/mdgs-featured-barcelona-marathon/08/mar/10 <p>Barcelona, March 8, 2010- 2010 is a key year in the fight against poverty. As one of the four European Millennium Development Goal (<span class="caps">MDG</span>) Committed Cities, Barcelona has redoubled its efforts to raise awareness among its citizens of the importance of the MDGs and the need for both rich and poor countries to achieve them.</p> <p>In collaboration with the Spanish Millennium Campaign, the Municipality of Barcelona has decided to promote the MDGs at eight different athletic races that take place in Barcelona in 2010. In each of these races, the MDGs and the UN Millennium Campaign will feature prominently and be promoted before and during the actual competitions.</p> <p>On Sunday March 7, the 32nd edition of the Barcelona Marathon, which has over 12,000 participants and 100,000 spectators, included an inflatable arch featuring the 8 MDGs, produced by the Municipality of Barcelona in collaboration with the Spanish Millennium Campaign. The “Expo Marathon” &#8211; a space that featured entertainment activities – featured a Voices Against Poverty box, where citizens recorded messages in support of the MDGs.</p> <p>In addition to the “8 races” initiative, the UN Millennium Campaign and the Municipality of Barcelona will also join forces for the “Barcelona Mercè Festival”. This festival, including more than 500 cultural, sports and media events, will take place on September 22-25, right after the <span class="caps">MDG</span> Review Summit that heads of state will attend at the United Nations in New York. This year, the MDGs will be the main theme of the Festival and will be featured in numerous spaces across the city.</p> <p>Barcelona was recognized last October as one of the four European Millennium Development Goal (<span class="caps">MDG</span>) Committed Cities, along with Paris, Munich and Milan. As part of this recognition, the City Council agreed to actively promote the MDGs throughout 2010.</p> <p><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/36399174@N02/sets/72157623577684842">View pictures</a><br /> <a href="http://www.bcnsolidaria.tv/tv/">View videos</a></p> Spain English 2010 Marathon MDGs Spain Mon, 08 Mar 2010 18:02:49 +0000 Sebastian Majewski 648 at http://endpoverty2015.org Donors Urged to Mobilize Resources to Fight Hunger at Madrid High Level Meeting on Food Security for All http://endpoverty2015.org/en/end-hunger/news/donors-urged-mobilize-resources-fight-hunger-madrid-high-level-meeting-food-security-all/28/jan/09 Over the past two days, high-level ministers, representatives of international organizations and several non-government and civil society organizations gathered at the Madrid High Level Meeting on Food Security for All. The event, hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero was held to discuss the challenges to presented by soaring food prices, ways to stimulate agricultural development and food production and to address obstacles to food access. During the event, the Spanish Government committed 1 billion Euros over the next 5 years (200 million Euros per year) to ensure agriculture development and food production in the South. “I would like to take this opportunity to ask all countries committed to this cause to make an extra effort to mobilize resources and make them available to ensure food for all,” Zapatero said in his closing speech. The Spanish Prime Minister also re-stated his commitment to donate 0.7 percent of gross national income to overseas development assistance by 2012 and pledged that the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger will be a key issue on the agenda during the Spanish Presidency of the European Union starting in January 2010. Despite welcoming the resource mobilization, the UN Millennium Campaign is warning that the food crisis is expected to continue as long as specific mechanisms are not in place to support the interests of poor people and small scale farmers. The number of undernourished people in the world has risen to 963 million. Amongst them, hundreds of millions who come from small scale farming households. Concerted action to improve the livelihoods of small scale farmers has been very slow. An urgent increase in investment in the agricultural sector and a shift of focus away food aid dependant remedies are challenges that must be addressed. In this context, the UN Millennium Campaign plans to challenge the European Common Agricultural Policy in 2009 on the issue of subsidies in light of the negative impact they have on the livelihoods of poor farmers, the environment and domestic equity in Europe. There were also unmet expectations that the Madrid meeting would bring progress in setting a framework for a global partnership for food security, bringing together governments, regional bodies, civil society, businesses, foundations, international agencies, development banks and donors. <ul><li><a href="http://endpoverty2015.org/files/Madrid%20policy%20paper.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to learn more about the UN Millennium Campaign’s policy positions on these issues.</a></li></ul> <table width="60%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td width="45" valign="middle"><img src="http://www.objectivo2015.org/imgs/fticon.png" width="35" height="28" /></td><td width="auto" valign="middle"> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/32428030@N05/sets/72157613074939333/show" target="blank">See the photos of the high level meeting<a></td> </tr> </table> http://endpoverty2015.org/en/end-hunger/news/donors-urged-mobilize-resources-fight-hunger-madrid-high-level-meeting-food-security-all/28/jan/09#comments End Hunger Spain Europe English Food Security Wed, 28 Jan 2009 21:53:12 +0000 Sebastian Majewski 447 at http://endpoverty2015.org High-Level Meeting on Food Security for All – January 26-27, 2009, Madrid http://endpoverty2015.org/en/end-hunger/resource/high-level-meeting-food-security-all-%E2%80%93-january-26-27-2009-madrid-0 <p>The <span class="caps">FAO</span> (Food and Agriculture Organisation) held the High-Level Conference on World Food Security: The Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy in Rome on June 3-5, 2008. Throughout the three days of events, 42 Heads of State and Government, 100 high-level Ministers and 60 non-governmental and civil society organizations from 181 member countries discussed the challenges that climate change, bioenergy and soaring food prices pose to world food security and devised ways to safeguard the world’s most vulnerable populations.</p> <p>On that occasion, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Rodriguez Zapatero pledged to host the first follow up meeting in Madrid. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also announced his participation.</p> End Hunger Poverty and hunger Spain Europe English FAO Food hunger Mon, 26 Jan 2009 20:47:43 +0000 Miki 668 at http://endpoverty2015.org THE SPANISH MILLENNIUM CAMPAIGN COLLECTS HUNDREDS OF MESSAGES IN SUPPORT OF THE MDGs AT THE CATALAN COOPERATION PARTY http://endpoverty2015.org/en/spain/news/spanish-millennium-campaign-collects-hundreds-messages-support-mdgs-catalan-cooperation-party/04/oct/08 <p>Barcelona, 4th of October 2008.- The Spanish Millennium Campaign today participated in the Catalan Cooperation Party organized by the Catalan Government and the Catalan Cooperation Agency. This event brings together all the development cooperation actors and institutions in Catalonia, including NGOs, local governments, trade unions, universities and immigrant associations, to show citizens what is being done in Catalonia on the fight against poverty and the achievement of the MDGs and to raise awareness about these issues.</p> <p>In the run-up to the event, the Spanish Millennium Campaign facilitated the joint work and participation of the actors linked to the UN working in Catalonia, which are the Catalan committee of <span class="caps">UNICEF</span>, <span class="caps">ACNUR</span>, <span class="caps">UNESCO</span>, and the Spanish United Nations Association. All of the UN-related entities organized a joint activity focusing on the MDGs as human rights on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights next December. Participants were invited to have their picture taken holding one of the <span class="caps">MDG</span> icons as a way to advocate for their fulfillment.</p> <p>In addition, the brand-new Spanish Millennium Campaign’s Voices Against Poverty Box was installed in a central space in the Park where the event took place, allowing citizens to leave messages against poverty and for the MDGs.</p> <p>The Spanish Millennium Campaign greeted the Vice-President of the Catalan Government, the Secretary for Foreign Affairs, the Director General for Cooperation, and the Deputy Mayor of Barcelona at the Voices Against Poverty Box and invited them to leave messages. Numerous other citizens joined them in asking national governments to fulfill their promises and redouble their efforts to achieve the MDGs by 2015.</p> <p>See also:<br /> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/31210269@N08/sets/72157607794387867/show/" target="blank"><span class="caps">MDG</span> support pictures gallery</a> <br /> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/31210269@N08/sets/72157607786825788/show/" target="blank">Voice box pictures gallery</a></p> Spain Europe Global Partnership English Sat, 04 Oct 2008 20:00:00 +0000 WebEurope 389 at http://endpoverty2015.org A PROMISE DOES NOT DELIVER: ASK GLOBAL LEADERS TO ACHIEVE THE MDGS http://endpoverty2015.org/en/spain/news/promise-does-not-deliver-ask-global-leaders-achive-mdgs/03/oct/08 <p>Madrid 26th October 2008 - After the close of the High-Level Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals(MDGs) in New York, the Spanish Alliance Against Poverty evaluated the results and announced mobilizations for October 17, under the Rebélate contra la Pobreza slogan.</p> <p>When evaluating the progress made at the Meeting, the Spanish Alliance representatives agreed with the UN Secretary General’s remarks pointing out the need to shift into high gear for an aggressive push to get the world on track to reach the Goals by the target date of 2015.</p> <p>Regarding President Mr. José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero’s participation in the High Level Meeting, Alliance members evaluated as positive the re-statement of the commitment to devote 0.7 percent of Gross National Income to Overseas Development Assistance by 2012 but reminded the Spanish Government of the need to make progress on aid effectiveness, debt relief and trade issues as well.</p> <p>Considering the critical moment the world has reached in the campaign to achieve the MDGs, the Spanish Alliance has called for a massive mobilization of individuals to tell world leaders that they expect them to deliver on their promises. The Rebélate contra la Pobreza initiative will take place on October 17-18 in more than 50 cities in Spain. To support this mobilization initiative, the Spanish Alliance against Poverty has developed an advertising campaign in partnership with Grey Spain. The campaign focuses on the idea that a promise does not deliver.</p> http://endpoverty2015.org/en/spain/news/promise-does-not-deliver-ask-global-leaders-achive-mdgs/03/oct/08#comments Spain English Fri, 03 Oct 2008 20:22:58 +0000 Sebastian Majewski 385 at http://endpoverty2015.org