Habitat for Humanity Petitions World Leaders to Include Housing in Next MDGs
As the global community comes together to determine the next set of development goals, Habitat for Humanity International is working to make sure that housing and shelter issues are priorities. Join Habitat in asking world leaders to consider housing issues as they create a new global strategy.
In 2000, more than 150 heads of state signed the Millennium Declaration. This unprecedented document provided a common vision for poverty reduction and set the stage for the creation of the Millennium Development Goals, or MDGs. For the first time, the world agreed to specific, measurable indicators to guide global development until the year 2015.
Now, as the global community comes together again to determine the next set of development goals, Habitat for Humanity International is working to make sure that housing and shelter issues are priorities.
Housing is much more than four walls and a roof. Decent housing improves people’s health, educational prospects and overall well-being, and also strengthens entire communities.
Join Habitat in asking world leaders to consider housing issues as they create a new global strategy.
The number of slum dwellers is expected to rise to nearly 2 billion in the next two decades, vastly increasing the demand for adequate housing. Ensuring that housing is represented in the next MDGs is essential to turning that trend around.
Please sign Habitat for Humanity's petition and let these heads of state know that the growth of slums and the need for housing are too great to be ignored.