Millennium Kids

Millennium Kids

June 22, 2010 08:30 ET

Will Canada Fulfill Its Commitment by the Time I Turn 15?

Millennium Kids mobilized to raise global awareness of Millennium Development Goals prior to G8 meeting and beyond

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 22, 2010) - As the world's most powerful leaders gather in Huntsville this coming weekend their discussions will include global progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Millennium Kids, children born the year the goals were launched, are holding their country accountable by asking their Government and all Canadians the question: Will we fulfill our MDG commitment by the time we turn 15?

"Who better to represent the spirit of the Millennium Development Goals and to hold our nation accountable than multicultural kids from Canadian playgrounds," said Sara Hildebrand, World Heritage Project's Director of Millennium Kids. "The presence of children is critical in the MDG discussion as they will inherit both our successes and our shortcomings."

To raise awareness and to help generate passion to fulfill the MDGs, Millennium Kids have created two compelling public service announcements and a stirring anthem, 'Hold On to This World', performed by award-winning Canadian musician Jacob Moon with the Watoto Ugandan Children's Choir. The PSAs can be viewed at www.millenniumkids.ca and the anthem downloaded at CDBaby.com. Each $.99 download sends a clear message to our government that Canadians believe in the MDGs and want to be a part of fulfilling our promise by 2015. All proceeds will be used for Millennium Kids' projects both locally and in developing countries. 

The eight Millennium Development Goals which 192 nations have pledged to fulfill by 2015 include: eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality and empower women; reduce child mortality; improve maternal health; combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases; ensure environmental sustainability; create a global partnership for development.

For more information please visit www.millenniumkids.ca.

About Millennium Kids

World Heritage Project (www.worldheritageproject.com) is taking action to raise global awareness of the eight Millennium Development Goals by mobilizing Millennium Kids. Launched in 2010, Millennium Kids are children born in the year 2000, the same year the Millennium Declaration was signed. Their lives provide a measuring stick for the progress of 192 nations in fulfilling the MDGs.

To view the Millennium Kids backgrounder, click the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/whp0622backgrounder.pdf.

To view a biography of Sara Hildebrand, Director of Millennium Kids, click the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/whp0622bio.pdf.

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