Provides food to 108 million people in 74 countries
Vaccinates 40 per cent of the world’s children, saving 2 million lives a year
Assists over 34 million refugees and others fleeing war, famine or persecution
Fights climate change and leads a campaign to plant 1 billion trees a year
Keeps the peace with 116,000 peacekeepers in 17 operations on 4 continents
Fights poverty and helped 300 million rural poor achieve better lives in the last 30 years
Monitors, promotes, protects and develops human rights worldwide.
(From the Outreach Division, Department of Information of the United Nations)
ANNUAL MINISTERIAL REVIEW: PROGRESS ON INTERNATIONAL GOALS
Each year the UN Economic and Social Council holds an annual ministerial review, in which various countries share their progress on implementing international goals at a national level, including the Millennium Development Goals. Brazil and Kenya, two countries in which the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and VIVAT International minister, were included this year. Both countries focused on specific initiatives by which they have promoted full employment and productive capacity, essential for achieving poverty eradication, and acknowledged the many difficulties still ahead.