Every year, barely a week after the celebration of Eid, Shias all over the world gather together to remember the tragedy of The Demolition of al-Baqi, a destruction from which this blessed cemetery has never recovered.
Posted on Tue, 2015-10-06 18:48
Since 2010, The World Federation has been doing its part to ensure that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) formed by the United Nations are met by 2015. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are the world's time-bound and quantified targets for addressing extreme poverty in its many dimensions including income poverty, hunger, disease, lack of adequate shelter, and exclusion-while promoting gender equality, education, and environmental sustainability. They are also basic human rights - the rights of each person on the planet to health, education, shelter, and security.
This worldwide movement is all about working hand in hand with individual people, businesses, NGOs and governments to improve the economic and social conditions of our global community.
WHERE WERE THE MDGs FORMED?
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 (MDGs).
WHAT ARE THE MDGs?
The MDGs comprise the following eight targets:
GOAL 1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty
GOAL 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education
GOAL 3: Promote Gender Equality & Empower Women
GOAL 4: Reduce Child Mortality
GOAL 5: Improve Maternal Health
GOAL 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria & other diseases
GOAL 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability
GOAL 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development
HOW HAS THE WORLD FEDERATION CONTRIBUTED TO THE MDGs?
The World Federation has been an active participant in achieving the MDGs by providing feasible solutions for the diverse challenges faced by men, women and children around the world who lack basic provisions in regions of deprivation, war and natural disasters. These solutions include a number of programs and initiatives in partnership with our Regions, agencies and donors from across the world.
With 2015 being the target date to achieve the MDGs, The World Federation will share its key achievements as an organisation towards the Millennium Development Goals through this newswire over the next few weeks.
The World Federation has been participating in the MDG challenge to show that no one is alone in our world and that this sentiment is one that is reflective of our community as a whole. We take this opportunity to thank each one of our Regional Federations, agencies, donors and community members for working together for the betterment of humanity.
STAY TUNED: NEXT NEWSWIRE
Stay tuned for the next newswire when we will feature key programs and initiatives carried out to achieve ‘GOAL 1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty’.
The Khoja Shia Ithna-Ashari Jamaat of Melbourne, Australia was established with the aim to propagate, inculcate and promote the understanding of Islam and Islamic values in order to seek nearness to Allah (swt) and the Ahlulbayt (as).
In this month of mourning, let us all join hands in prayers to Allah (S.W.T.) for His grace and mercy and in performing Azadari of Sayyidul Sh’uhada, Imam Hussain (A.S.) and the 72 martyrs of Kerbala in the most benefiting manner to bring about the spiritual awakening in our community.