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The MDG Advocates

Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

To galvanize support for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has established an<br /> MDG Advocacy Group of eminent personalities who have shown outstanding leadership in promoting the implementation of the Goals. <a href="http://www.un.org/en/mdg/summit2010/pdf/MDG2010_Advocates_EN.pdf" target="_hplink">The MDG Advocates</a> is supporting the Secretary-General in building political will and mobilizing global action to make the MDG Summit a turning point in our collective effort to achieve the Goals by the 2015 target date.<br /> <br /> CO-CHAIRS<br /> <strong>Paul Kagame</strong>, President of Rwanda<br /> <br /> <strong>José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero</strong>, Prime Minister of Spain<br /> <br /> MEMBERS<br /> <strong>Muhammad Yunus</strong> (Bangladesh), Nobel Peace Prize Winner, founder of the Grameen Bank<br /> Focus on MDG 8 (global partnership for development)<br /> <br /> <strong>Wang Yingfan</strong> (China), Vice-Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee, Chinese National People’s Congress (2003-2008)<br /> Focus on MDG 1 (extreme poverty and hunger)<br /> <br /> <strong>Stine Bosse</strong> (Denmark), CEO of TrygVesta Group, Chairman of Børnefonden (The Childrens’ Fund)<br /> Focus on MDG 3 (gender equality and the empowerment of women)<br /> <br /> <strong>Philippe Douste-Blazy</strong> (France), UN Special Advisor on innovative financing for development<br /> Focus on MDGs 4, 5, 6 and 8 (child mortality, maternal health, HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, and global partnership for development)<br /> <br /> <strong>Mukesh D. Ambani</strong> (India), Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries<br /> Focus on MDG 8 (global partnership for development)<br /> <br /> <strong>Hiromasa Yonekura</strong> (Japan), Chairman of Sumitomo Chemical and of the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren)<br /> Focus on MDG 6 (HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases)<br /> <br /> <strong>Wangari Maathai</strong> (Kenya), Nobel Peace Prize Winner, environmental and political activist<br /> Focus on MDG 7 (environmental sustainability)<br /> <br /> <strong>Julio Frenk</strong> (Mexico), Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, former Minister of Health<br /> Focus on MDGs 4, 5, 6 and 8 (child mortality, maternal health, HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases)<br /> <br /> <strong>Akin Adesina</strong> (Nigeria), Vice President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)<br /> Focus on MDG 1 (extreme poverty and hunger)<br /> <br /> <strong>HHS Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser</strong> (Qatar)<br /> First Lady, Chairperson of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development<br /> Focus on MDG 2 (universal primary education)<br /> <br /> <strong>Dho Young-Shim</strong> (Republic of Korea),<br /> Chairperson of the UN World Tourism Organization’s Sustainable Tourism for Eliminating Poverty (ST-EP) Foundation<br /> Focus on MDG 2 (universal primary education)<br /> <br /> <strong>Graça Machel</strong> (South Africa / Mozambique), Former First Lady, advocate for women’s and children’s rights<br /> Focus on MDG 3 (gender equality and the empowerment of women)<br /> <br /> <strong>Jan Eliasson</strong> (Sweden), Chair of WaterAid Sweden, Former President of the UN General Assembly<br /> Focus on MDGs 7 and 8 (environmental sustainability and global partnership for development)<br /> <br /> <strong>Bob Geldof</strong> (United Kingdom), Singer, songwriter, political activist<br /> Focus on all MDGs<br /> <br /> <strong>Ray Chambers</strong> (United States), UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Malaria<br /> Focus on MDGs 4, 5, 6 (child mortality, maternal health, HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases)<br /> <br /> <strong>Jeffrey Sachs</strong> (United States), UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the MDGs<br /> Focus on all MDGs<br /> <br /> <strong>Ted Turner</strong> (United States), Philanthropist, Chairman, UN Foundation<br /> Focus on all MDGs

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