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U.N. Day celebration planned at I-House


Enterprise staff | | October 16, 2010 23:04

The Davis United Nations Association Chapter will celebrate United Nations Day from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, in the International House's Community Room, 10 College Park, Davis.

The event recognizes the U.N.'s 65th anniversary. All are invited to attend.

A panel presentation will focus on progress made in achieving the Millennium Development Goals from 2000-2010 and work remaining toward fulfillment of the targets by 2015.

These goals have guided all 192 U.N. member states for the past 10 years since being adopted at the UN's 2000 Millennium Summit with the aim of alleviating poverty around the world by 2015 through a series of targets, a news release said.

The goals include eradicating extreme poverty and hunger; achieving universal primary education; promoting gender equality and empowering women; reducing child mortality; improving maternal health; combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; ensuring environmental sustainability; and developing a Global Partnership for Development.

The goals will be addressed, respectively in the order listed above, by Isao Fujimoto, UC Davis community development lecturer; Judy Davis, longtime principal and teacher; Nicola Hil, 2009-10 executive fellow and active feminist; Carrie Sparrevohn, midwife and activist (goals 4 and 5); Koen Van Rompay, HIV/AIDS researcher at UCD; Mitch Sears, sustainability programs manager for the city of Davis; and Rick Becker, retired from the U.S. Senior Foreign Service.

After the presentations, there will be time for a question-and-answer session followed by refreshments.

For more information about the event, contact Verena Borton at (530) 756-0632 or rvborton@comcast.net.


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