Indiana businessman Michael Jacobson, Executive Director of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Awards Committee, in association with United Nations' General Assembly President Srgjim Kerim and Actor-Director Danny Glover announces the production of a series of global entertainment events to galvanize public support for the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The MDGs are an eight-point road map with measurable targets and clear deadlines for improving the lives of the world's poorest people. World leaders have agreed to achieve the MDGs by 2015.
The MDGs target major issues such as universal primary education, gender equality and disease reduction -- problems that impact the world community. Each of the UN member states has signed a UN resolution to help achieve these goals.
The MDG Awards are scheduled for February 26, 2009 and will be edited for broadcast in all 192 member states of the United Nations. Entertainment and participants will be announced in January. The general public will be able to participate in the awards by voting for special categories of award winners, and in a unique twist, anyone can register their humanitarian activities and post their information on the Committee's website. After the posting is verified, the general public will be able to vote for Special Recognition Awards that will be given every ninety days at partnership events in nations around the world. Recipients of the Special Recognition Awards will become Finalist Nominees and will be eligible to participate in the annual broadcast.
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