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GET INVOLVED – Volunteer for The Montreal Millennium Summit

IMPROVE MATERNAL HEALTH

About 500,000 women die each year during pregnancy, childbirth or in the six weeks following the birth. Target 5.A – Reduce by three quarters, between 1990 and 2015, the maternal mortality ratio Monitors 5.1. Maternal mortality ratio5.2. Proportion of births by skilled health personnel Target 5.B – Achieve, by 2015, universal access to reproductive health Monitors 5.3. Contraceptive prevalence […]

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PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWER WOMEN

Little girls don’t have equal access to primary school education in some regions. Therefore, even though job opportunities open up, women often remain trapped in insecure, low-paid positions. Target 3.A – Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education, preferably by 2005, and in all levels of education no later than 2015 Monitors 3.1. Ratio of […]

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REDUCE CHILD MORTALITY

Millions of children die each year of avoidable causes. This unacceptable. Target 4.A – Reduce by two-thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate Monitors 4.1. Under-five mortality rate4.2. Infant mortality rate4.3. Proportion of one year-old children immunized against measles Track the evolution and get the latest news about the goal:  http://www.mdgmonitor.org/goal4.cfm

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COMBAT HIV/AIDS, MALARIA AND OTHER DISEASES

Each day, almost 7,500 persons are infected by HIV/AIDS and 5,500 persons are dying from AIDS. Each 30 seconds, a child dies from malaria. Target 6.A – Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS Monitors 6.1. HIV prevalence among population aged 15-24 years 6.2. Condom use at last high-risk sex6.3. Proportion of population aged […]

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DEVELOP A GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR DEVELOPMENT

Aid needs to increase by $18 billion per year to meet the promise made by the G8 in 2005. In fact, aid is decreasing. Target 8.A- Develop further an open, rule-based, predictable, non-discriminatory trading and financial system Includes a commitment to good governance, development and poverty reduction  both nationally and internationally. Target 8.B – Address […]

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ENSURE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Greenhouse gas emissions have a direct impact on climate change around the world. We are witnessing our forests disapear and more species than ever are threatened with extinction. As well, acces to safe drinking water and basic sanitation access don’t exist in some regions. Target 7.A – Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country […]

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ERADICATE POVERTY & HUNGER

More than 1.4 billion people have an income of less than $1 a day Target 1.A – Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than one dollar a day Monitors 1.1. Proportion of population below $1 (PPP) per day 1.2. Poverty gap ratio 1.3. Share of poorest quintile in national consumption Target 1.B – […]

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ABOUT

Mission

The Montreal Millennium Summit is a prestigious international conference that brings together leaders in development from government, civil society and academia.

The Millennium Summit is the brainchild of Daniel Germain, founder of the Club des petits déjeuners du Québec (Quebec Breakfast Club), and of the Breakfast Clubs of Canada, organizations that offers nutritious breakfasts to more than 200 000 children across Canada before going to class.

The Summit has several objectives:

Inform individuals of the Millennium Development Goals and the importance of international development

Create a forum for exchange, discussion and decision-making for key players in international development

Spotlight the work of organizations and individuals who strive to improve quality of life around the world

Inspire and prepare the next generation of heroes who, through their actions, can contribute to sustainable development

Establish a worldwide network of exchange and cooperation

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2010 Montreal Millenium Summit

The Honorable Al Gore, 45th Vice-President of the United States and author of the bestseller An Inconvenient Truth

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York and godmother of the Summit

Kristin Davis, actress and OXFAM ambassador

Salil Shetty, director, United Nations Millennium Campaign, secretary general, Amnesty International (June 2010)

Steven Guilbeault, co-founders of Équiterre, an organization that encourages people to take concrete action to effect positive change

Philippe CousteauCEO and co-founder of EarthEcho International, a non-profit organization that empowers youth to take action that protects and restores our water planet

Sheila Watt-Cloutier, aboriginal activist and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize nominee

Ghislain Picard, regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador

The Honourable Salifou Sawadogo, Minister of Environment and Lifestyle of Burkina Faso and initiator of the World Forum on sustainable development in Ouagadougou in October 2009

WHERE TO STAY?

The Place for contemporary yet classic design. This Montreal boutique hotel is the Place for deluxe rooms that combine comfort with style. The Place for Suite 701 – Lounge, the lounge bar of the jet set. The Place for the official hotel of the Montreal millenium Summit 2010.

Nestled in the heart of Old Montreal, Place d’Armes Hôtel & Suites welcomes you in a well-known neighborhood where historic architecture and modern luxury blend harmoniously. Place d’Armes Hôtel offers 135 rooms, including suites and penthouses. The hotel is also equipped to accommodate corporate groups, located two steps away from the Palais des Congrès. Interior valet parking is available.