03 January 2007

Jeffrey Sachs and the UN Millennium Development Goals

Shortly before the holidays I attended a small press conference of Jeffrey Sachs, special UN adviser, on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Jeffrey is a kind of an idol for me because his book "The End of Poverty". He was highly inspirational for me to change my career from pure profit-making business into the development and social business segment. Therefore, I was superhappy when I had the chance to briefly chat with him and to take a picture!

Although his UN Millennium Plan might not be perfect he is fighting against poverty with great passion:
"These goals are not our normal kinds of goals, these are life and death goals."
Jeffrey Sachs
Here a great slideshow on the MDGs (recommended!).
Article on the press conference stating Jeffrey's optimism in achieving the MDGs
Finally and most important: Take action yourself to support the UN Millennium Campaign!

1 comment:

rabia said...

it must be incredible meeting some one you idealize enjoy and may you get a chance of working with him too.