Monday, 18 June 2007
Statements by Members
Millennium Development Goals
I rise today to draw the attention of the House to the visit this week from representatives of Micah Challenge who are coming into the parliament to meet with MPs and discuss how we can strengthen our commitment and use of resources towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. To achieve this before 2015 this parliament needs to provide a greater commitment and new resources to the task and to deliver on its promise to the world’s poor in the Millennium Declaration. Seven years ago we declared:
We will spare no effort to free our fellow men, women and children from the abject and dehumanising conditions of extreme poverty, to which more than a billion of them are currently subjected.
I commend those representatives for taking the time to visit the MPs, I wish them all the best and I remind this parliament that we must remain vigilant in our commitment to achieving these goals.